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25/09/17

Looking forward to our first open morning tomorrow. Principal's speech at 0910 and again at 10am.

23/09/17

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18 - 22 September 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/tcy4UrqOoV

23/09/17

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Teacher of English - Full or Part Time required at https://t.co/nbo6fTdwyF

23/09/17

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Lead Practitioner/ Experienced Teacher of English (FT/PT) required at https://t.co/hC1Tkjzvem

22/09/17

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Even the school meals are ace. Apply for an English position here: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ https://t.co/SBYB4yjMnC

22/09/17

Even the school meals are ace. Apply for an English position here: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ https://t.co/SBYB4yjMnC

22/09/17

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A fantastic assembly all about Chinese Club with some great Chinese Champions https://t.co/lf8Zfpg98N

21/09/17

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

21/09/17

Retweetd From Nick Hanauer

Best letter ever written. https://t.co/pbRkwDxDdP

21/09/17

You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

20/09/17

Is there a school with higher morale than here? Doubt it! Apply now to be part of our English team! https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

19/09/17

We try so hard to make our staff culture the very opposite of this. Happy teachers make great teachers. https://t.co/PBFO4aPDbY

15/09/17

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Lead Practitioner/ Experienced Teacher of English required at .Apply https://t.co/WDQGtn6SM8 https://t.co/7Vrq5upanD

15/09/17

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Harris Academy Greenwich is looking for a Teacher of English. Apply now https://t.co/IPQNiSOVa6 https://t.co/pw8diTd5QU

15/09/17

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Harris on Stage auditions.. Welcome HAO 🎭 https://t.co/S6mQ1Gxg6v

15/09/17

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Enjoying our first purchase from Restore the Music U.K. ! https://t.co/HQc2ff3C0M

13/09/17

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School Cleaner required .Apply now https://t.co/H1kwlbUEVq https://t.co/mbngOSRNJO

13/09/17

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This is Olympic skier Andri Ragettli's training routine... Incredible! 😯 https://t.co/UYwPoWIyTi

10/09/17

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just incase you're having a bad day https://t.co/JtZbe3Hjhk

07/09/17

Brilliant first day. Harris Greenwich: Step into your Greatness.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Description

Modern Mars rovers are large pieces of equipment. The current 'new' rover, Curiosity, is the size of a Mini-Cooper car. This size has a draw back. Rovers of the size of Curiosity, despite the robot arm it carries, cannot access all of the possible sites it encounters. Therefore there are 'missed opportunities' in the mission. Ziggy is designed to fill that gap, by being deployed from a larger 'mother' rover, moving off to access small sites, collecting samples and data then returning to the mother rover to pass on any samples such that they may be analysed by the mother rover and pass on data to be forwarded to Earth.

Ziggy is controlled by a PICAXE micro-controller 28X1 Picaxe chip on a AXE020 project board. Ziggy has an ultrasonic range finder to allow it to navigate and avoid major hazards.

Ziggy has an interchangeable payload/science system called 'SPIDERS' (Science Package Instruments and Detectors) that allow the payload to be mission selected. We have SPIDERS that will allow us to retrieve soil samples, map exposures and send a probe into 'caves' through some of the skylight formations that have been detected on Mars.

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Competitions and appearances

  • Big Bang Near Me London Regional winner 2013
  • Big Bang at the Houses of Parliament 2013
  • Finalist, National Big Bang Fair Final NEC Birmingham 2014
  • Channel 4 'Sunday Brunch' programme 2014
  • STEMNET private exhibition for corporate stakeholders, Science Museum, London 2015

Project Pipeline

The development of Ziggy is listed by prototype, below:

Mk I Ziggy

A simple chassis with wheels driven by two motors, controlled by a set of switches, tethered for control and power.

Mk II Ziggy

First complex chassis - a Perspex monocoque with LED lights, wheels, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a set of switches, tethered.

 This mark was the category winner at Big Bang Near Me.

Mk III Ziggy

First Cab chassis, wheels, LED lights, wheels, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera and power, first SPIDER developed.

Mk IV Ziggy

Second Cab chassis, LED lights, track system, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera, on board power, second SPIDER developed, ultrasonic range finder installed.

This mark was Exhibited at the Big Bang @ Parliament

Mk V Ziggy

Third cab chassis, LED lights, track system, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera, on board power, on board re-charger, ultrasonic range finder, third SPIDER developed.

This mark was Competitor at National Big Bang Finals, Appeared on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, Exhibited at the Science Museum

 

 Ziggy requires funding to allow further development.

Further marks of Ziggy will have:

  • An aluminium plate Hull
  • Improved and more versatile SPIDERS
  • Wireless camera
  • ERF/URF radio link for wireless reprogramming
  • 3D printed and then aluminium water cut tracks
  • Improved drive motors and gearboxes

Estimated cost for these enhancements:

£600.00