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18/06/19

Y11 Jack Petchey award winner takes fellow History students to Hampton Court Palace ahead of beginning their A level in September. Thanks Louise! https://t.co/1Ukeyx3A8Z

18/06/19

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Well done for some great results at the Harris sports day regional finals 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/ABe7JmRSmg

17/06/19

Training is absolutely crucial. Train staff frequently, make it brilliant, make it bespoke. It reduces workload when you achieve mastery!

17/06/19

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16/06/19

School uniform. One last time!

14/06/19

Goodbye Year 11. You’ve made us proud. Well done to Mr Bailey and all the staff who have worked tirelessly all year. Harris Greenwich rocks. https://t.co/gFPIu6yf4X

13/06/19

We love letters like this. Makes it all worthwhile :)

13/06/19

Geography A Level field training has been a great success at Walton on the Naze this week. Some seriously impressive data. https://t.co/8NSxRA4crv

11/06/19

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Thank you to for hosting a masterclass on career skills for our young people earlier today 👏 Find out more about how we work with to help young people across the UK kickstart rewarding futures 👉 https://t.co/KPD2rO8AIK https://t.co/jjBxmMtyVi

11/06/19

Parents: this is a good event to go to. Even good kids can go off the rails - this event may help you stop that. https://t.co/i57tykI7uN

07/06/19

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Well done to the basketball team who finished 3rd in their group, narrowly missing out on the final. Great performance boys! https://t.co/sec7fHk6b8

06/06/19

Remember that the old were young once. And they saved the world. https://t.co/NfRPMGKcpj

06/06/19

A year 7 showed us his latest magic trick today in the canteen... pretty cool!! https://t.co/9hTeIx2kqY

04/06/19

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🥇Congratulations to Dan who won the U20 South of England Triple Jump title 🥇⁦https://t.co/E3rQ0wxEnS

03/06/19

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Good luck GCSE music students for your exam tomorrow. Do some listening practice this evening, get a good night’s sleep, eat a solid breakfast tomorrow and smash it! We believe in you! 🎵🎶

30/05/19

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I've just come across "The Book of Names" which lists each person murdered at Auschwitz and I'm absolutely lost for words https://t.co/9kLhXnkuQ3

29/05/19

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So much ch to do at paradise wildlife park for our 8-13 year old inters session https://t.co/TaKZscFPJD

27/05/19

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Jessica Cox is the world’s first certified armless pilot. She’s also a certified scuba diver and a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, and has traveled to more than 20 countries as a motivational speaker. Now, she’s inspiring women around the world. https://t.co/BKsKXkf02G https://t.co/TCUK4F1h3j

24/05/19

Golden Shout Outs at the end of the term! https://t.co/wYFSZnwRts

23/05/19

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A brilliant turn out for Athletics club tonight 🙌☀️ - get ready Lee Valley, Greenwich Champs, and Harris Federation - are coming!! https://t.co/WqycLLls2y

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Ziggy – A Mars Micro-rover

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