1Last year our beginner roboteers used the Magician Chassis. This year they’ve stepped up and so has the level of the robot. Our new robots may look familiar, these ‘used’ to be Valiant Roamers used in 80’s and 90’s by schools etc.

These were operated by giving the robot instructions via the touchpad on top.

Our Valiants are programmable using an Arduino Uno as a brain and have a variety of


new sensors which the originals didn’t include, such as an ultrasonic sensor, a servo, two infrared sensors, wheel encoders, speaker, LED and LDR and the best of all…….an XBee.

This means all ten of our Valiants can communicate with eachother!


Schedule 2017

8th February 2017 – Light Emitting Diode and Light Dependent Resistor (Final Worksheet)

Schedule 2016

12th October 2016 – Presentation

19th October 2016 – Introduction

19th October 2016 – Motors

26th October 2016 – Half Term (No Meeting)

2nd November 2016 – Ultrasonic sensors and NewPing library

9th November 2016 – Servos and Servo library

16th November 2016 – Speaker and pitches.h header file

23rd November 2016 – Competition Preperation

30th November 2016 – Competition Preperation

7th December 2016 – Competition Preperation

14th December 2016 – Competition / Show and Tell

(14th December – Last Meeting in 2016)