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10/01/20

Retweetd From BBC One

We can all learn a thing or two from . 👏 https://t.co/QjShYJ4GTa

13/12/19

Retweetd From Dr. Sarah Misra

Love this poster celebrating great women created by artist Karen Hallion ❤️ https://t.co/NhvLfdySwG

13/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Language Learning Update article from the ⁦⁩ autumn newsletter ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/8VfIjgJmUP

12/12/19

Students ready for a fun day at the rugby varsity match between Cambridge and Oxford. https://t.co/mteYnqxabm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

10/12/19

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"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

06/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

Fantastic question time with sixth form students at today. So many capable, erudite young people which a lot of amazing opinions and ideas. I genuinely think many of you are going to be leaders of the future in whatever fields you go into. Thanks for having me!

04/12/19

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Matas Petrauskas year 7 presenting his drawing of Presidency Palace .To Lithuania First Lady Diana Nausediene https://t.co/qFtfLT0bk3

03/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

No honestly it was my absolute pleasure to meet such a passionate, well-informed, respectful and engaged group. They were a credit to themselves and the school and I look forward to coming back sometime.

03/12/19

Thanks for coming along and giving up your time. It was a great opportunity for our students to experience the political debate.

02/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

02/12/19

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Well done to Yr 9 girls rugby team, winning 4 out of their 6 games at their tournament today 🙌🏉 https://t.co/yQw4mL2Kaw

23/11/19

Retweetd From Greg Abbott

Never quit Never give up Overcome any challenge https://t.co/iVuAW0SY7a

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Always a highlight of the training year - the fantastic session from George McMillan, Principal - ‘Behaviour management is a dance, learn the steps. Prep to be assertive’ https://t.co/XgkY2B7eWK

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Great advice for trainees from our alumna, and Head of Humanities, Roisin from . Top tips to manage behaviour. https://t.co/F7tzr3tlTg

14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

14/11/19

Thank you to for inviting us to their 2019 Leadership Symposium. It was a truly inspirational experience for our sixth form students to network with leaders from the food, drink and retail industry. https://t.co/KvFOtdflAz

11/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.

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

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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