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24/03/20

Good evening, a member our virtual tutor team will call you tomorrow to try and resolve this issue.

23/03/20

Retweetd From Audible UK

With school closures and social distancing affecting us all, we’ve created something in the hope that it makes your life a little easier. Audible Stories - 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen 😊 https://t.co/9VB96Nf4Q1 https://t.co/iXUAWjJXQC

22/03/20

Retweetd From Jennifer Beattie

Please, Parents. Help your children and your teachers + the country. School on Monday has to be the LAST resort, not the first. We must ALL be so, again, please, if they can, they MUST and then you’ll help us help you. https://t.co/uSLnhpM9Sw

21/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

A reminder that children of keyworkers and vulnerable groups can come to school on Monday at 9am. Just drop us an email to let us know you’re coming. Let’s do it 👊

20/03/20

Y11 shirt signing: it hasn’t ended the way we wanted but you were on track for record results and we’re really proud of you. https://t.co/vmbZ8CIGCs

19/03/20

Retweetd From Glasgow Science Centre

From tomorrow, we'll be bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keeping everyone inspired in these challenging times. Join us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at 10am each day. Ask us questions and let us know what you'd like to see! https://t.co/Ln0wziKD8P

19/03/20

Retweetd From Lesley

just looked at the online school work very impressed thank you 😊 makes this difficult time easier for parents

19/03/20

Today all year 7 and 8 students were given at least one book minimum to take home and read while schools are closed.

19/03/20

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Keep Active and Healthy. Virtual PE lesson. Monday to Friday. 9am. https://t.co/d2REEW4ava

18/03/20

18/03/20: Year 9, Year 10 & Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

17/03/20

17/03/20: Year 10 and Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

11/03/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Always a breadth of opportunity at https://t.co/puYijMdeS3

09/03/20

Celebrating International Women's Day https://t.co/FaiTUU4HHS

09/03/20

Glad you enjoyed the conference Lawrence, it was great to be there and we learned lots from colleagues. Glad to host you for a coffee anytime. Email Mr McMillan on george.mcmillan.org.uk

06/03/20

Thank you to and for helping our year 8 and 9 students complete the Bright Ideas Challenge today https://t.co/UJ3abU3j86

06/03/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

This is fantastic from 'This is our reality as teenagers': students take gang culture to the stage https://t.co/Maoql2wRTt

02/03/20

Retweetd From Be Her Lead

What a day our Programme Launch was! 💕Thanks to & 300 students + staff from St Bons Wize Up https://t.co/089q1SREZA

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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