October 21, 2017

Robotics Club at the Ghana Science Planetrium

Planetarium robotics club

ROBOTICS CLUB STARTING ON SATURDAY 27th May 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the planetarium Robotics Club!!  This is a great opportunity for children to learn how to design, create and program robots, getting experience of valuable skills and having fun at the same time!

 Please see below for all the benefits of learning robotics.

 The first session will be THIS SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017

 When: Saturdays, 10am to 12noon

Where: Planetarium Science Centre

Age: 8 years and above

Cost:

Registration Ghc 50

Each session Ghc 25

Payment for registration:

By mobile money to 0244 341 314  

OR

Pay into bank account as below-

A/C name: Planetarium Science Centre Ghana

A/C number: 0150435216500

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank

Branch: Osu

BENEFITS OF A ROBOTIC CLUB TO PARTICIPANTS:

  1.     CREATIVITY

 Students have to work together to brainstorm on ideas on how they will build a robot to perform all the mechanisms needed for a competition.  In addition teams can design buttons, t shirts, banners, team web-page, flags, etc.

 2.     ENGINEERING

Students draft the robot using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and then build it using different materials and learning how to use tools.  This is a hands on experience like no other and they finally see how things learned in class can be applied to real life.

3.     MATHS

 Calculations are needed before you build any of the mechanisms of the robot.  This part is essential to building a successful robot where numbers and calculations using formulas give you the information you need to build the mechanisms and to have a high rate of making something that will work.

 4.     LEADERSHIP

Students vote to pick the leaders of their team.  This is the first experience of being in charge of other people and what it takes to become a good leader.   Every member of the team experiences leadership.

 5.     MANAGEMENT

 Students are in charge of many resources that the team has to offer.  Materials, time to prepare for a competition, tasks that must be completed by every team member and in general the organizational skills that must be in place to become good at robotics, team or project works.

6.     TEAMWORK

 Students must learn to work together to become a team.  A robotics team demands that we work together and help each other all the time.

7.     STRATEGY

 Before we start building our robot, the team needs to read and understand the entire manual.  Then the whole team brainstorm on possible solutions and on which mechanisms we need to work on to build and reach the goals needed for the competition.

8.     PROGRAMMING

 Students gain experience in a field that is in high demand in today’s world.  The software used in the robots varies with every competition and most competitions have more than one programming language available for students to use. 

9.     PRESENTATIONS

Students will do many presentations through project works and competitions: at the Planetarium Robotic Club to other students, at workshops to teachers, and in their competitions to the judges. Students gain social skills with all the activities the team does in the Club and in the local community. 

10.  CONNECTIONS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 Students work together with other schools and make friends who have similar interests to their own.They get to meet practitioners of science, representatives of companies, top university professors, and engineers from NASA, enabling them to see what they could be doing in their future careers. They will become part of the robotics family worldwide and get opportunities to win scholarships to study abroad in this interesting and exciting global industry.