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07/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

Yesterday, our Academy was officially opened! This marks the start of our exciting journey which we are proud to share with our students and the community. Thank you to our special guests who attended, including Lord and Lady Harris, and Sir Moynihan. https://t.co/70S4m59z0h

03/11/19

Info.org.uk and mark FAO Mr McMillan and we’ll send it to the Exec.

01/11/19

Happy to help

31/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 5 had some stunning views of the Amalfi coast yesterday 🌊 the group ended a great day with a competitive geography quiz! We’re now on our way to the airport ✈️#HFNaples https://t.co/VV2Sp5dn8W

29/10/19

Our kids just climbed Vesuvius. How’s your day going? https://t.co/BptML9hq5S

28/10/19

Kids having great fun on their trip to Naples https://t.co/pW2HM8TdRw

22/10/19

Retweetd From Lazarus Theatre

“When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” 26th February - 7th March 2020. Greenwich Theatre, London https://t.co/HLZ4ip5jVO https://t.co/EOcClSMpti

14/10/19

we focus on responding not marking. ‘Marking’ only 1 per half term and only on 1 piece of work. Biggest impact on kids is catching them getting it right and wrong in the moment - instead lots of visualisers, taking photos of work, verbal / whole class feedback.

11/10/19

Retweetd From Malcolm Drakes

An inspirational first Harris Federation Conference. Powerful speech from Sir Dan Moynihan demonstrating how our Federation is showing righteous indignation towards the issue of inherited immobility. 4,500 people and 40,000 pupils but 1 family. https://t.co/KRvKyVMCHa

11/10/19

Retweetd From Daniela Rosa

Impossible not to feel proud of what today and everyday since September has taught me. Finally attended a teacher conference that was useful and offered drama specialised workshops! The most insightful day.

11/10/19

Retweetd From Cleverbox

Lord Harris addresses the Harris Fed staff at this years conference. https://t.co/sQ9nFanBdb

11/10/19

Retweetd From Afia Ahmed

'Britain has the highest rate of single parent poverty out of all the EU countries'. Harris Peckham + have now introduced a FREE nursery hub with 51 weeks of childcare, three meals a day, and 50+ hours a week of child care. Now THAT is https://t.co/yYoxYLNm8V

11/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Harris in harmony https://t.co/dd3dcQgbjC

11/10/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Wonderful to hear the massed voices of students and staff. https://t.co/kFJncwaDgA

11/10/19

Retweetd From Richard Maurice

48 school, over 4,000 teachers, 36,000 students - Harris is a major force for change in London https://t.co/tmBfl2ucdF

11/10/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Sir Dan Moynihan outlining his principles to help young people and subvert the Inheritance of Immobility - Harris academies transform lives https://t.co/3MRyAxIwkO

10/10/19

A reminder for all families that tomorrow is an Inset Day so you can enjoy a long weekend with your kids!

09/10/19

Thanks! (We’re assuming that was a compliment!) Come for a visit next time you’re down South. Be glad to exchange ideas.

09/10/19

Happy to share our feedback policy in public for our favourite English tweeter... https://t.co/E73MTZtOub

07/10/19

New cooking club! https://t.co/tnlX5N5UoK

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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