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16/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Jam band auditions sounding amazing . List up tomorrow! https://t.co/3GiN7ZzTtb

13/01/18

Thanks...hope you're well!!

12/01/18

Congratulations to former pupil Ibrahim Mohamed, accepted at Oxford University to study Maths.

12/01/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Huge well done to all Year 10 and 11 teams who took part in their Greenwich Netball Tournament at Eltham Hill today. A remarkable achievement and milestone for Netball in Greenwich with no less than 8 teams taking part

11/01/18

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We have a newly installed fully floodlit 3G Pitch available at . Get in touch to view the facility or booked in! https://t.co/eY0TqSW1SO

10/01/18

Congratulations to Mohammed Begi who has just been accepted at Oxford University to read History and Politics. Seriously proud of you.

10/01/18

We are very excited about our trip to tomorrow. Pupils will be writing short stories inspired by an exhibition of Charles II’s original artwork. We are grateful to for their support.

05/01/18

The on-site nursery is privately run by an outstanding provider and took a year to set up. Only started in Sept, for community as well as staff who get a reduced rate. Happy to discuss details - email the Principal through our website.

05/01/18

Agreed - we have a nursery on site... one of the best decisions we've made. Plus we give new fathers two weeks paternity instead of the usual one - supporting dads important too :)

05/01/18

Want to join a school with fantastic staff morale, great training and a healthy life/work balance? We're looking for an MFL teacher and a Science teacher for Sept. https://t.co/9cGEWTJOPC

04/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

What a way to kick off the term with 2 music classes coming together for whole class band . Music making for the masses! https://t.co/SI3WSXU34N

25/12/17

Merry Christmas everyone!

23/12/17

Retweetd From Daryn

This, my friends, is how you start a book.... https://t.co/DO3tpbfLWN

20/12/17

Great fun on last day: songs, mince pies and some bubbles. Merry Christmas from x https://t.co/DVVERAwHuD

19/12/17

Our newsletter this term: https://t.co/CBdsoda0Hy

19/12/17

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Amazing performance in achievement assembly from our year 9 composition to round off a fantastic term here at . Happy holidays everyone! https://t.co/Sr8N7rWfXm

18/12/17

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

And thanks to Ms Lewis and our sixth form volunteers for everything you have done for us this term. We 💙 https://t.co/Reop51dQ4y

18/12/17

Retweetd From Lisa Abeyta

In case you need a moment of happy in your twitter feed https://t.co/QKUo2OLXov

18/12/17

Year 11 read this thread. And everything from for that matter! https://t.co/7if8D3L6A1

18/12/17

Year 11 HALF PAST EIGHT assembly tomorrow as normal. See you in the hall.

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