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03/08/22

Retweetd From HegartyMaths Team

Efforts by students at Harris Academy Greenwich have resulted in Super School awards in two different categories including a Gold for video watch time! Well done all! https://t.co/QH1hrmOLZd

19/07/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

For we want to spotlight . were the first school to receive a grant from RTM. The department is thriving and our ‘Battle of the Bands 2022’ winners are testament to the impact of that funding. https://t.co/6AvCyPfxAJ

16/07/22

And that's a wrap on HAGR Careers Week 2022. Our year 12s participated in a day of networking, inspiration sessions and planning for their futures. Thank you to all of the individuals and companies involved!#careers https://t.co/Vw995LbcRl

16/07/22

Retweetd From Junior Johnson

Spent the day at being inspired by bright young things. well done and wishing Yr12s a great summer... https://t.co/qHIU5pqw6E

14/07/22

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for delivering our annual 'Industry Insights' sessions this week. With over 30 sessions attended during the 2-day event, our year 10 and 12 students have been truly inspired by your passion and determination. https://t.co/xdYzOf4cLr

30/06/22

Retweetd From Haimo Primary School

What an incredible day! Thank you and your amazing sports leaders! We had the best time! A big well done to the KS1 blue team and KS2 green team- sports day winners! More pictures to follow… https://t.co/cukPPlZwyT

30/06/22

Retweetd From Ayo Oyelola

Going back to my sixth form to introduce year 7s/8s to American football and have great conversations with the year 12s was a great experience. Hope they had as much fun as I did! https://t.co/esmsjAQ74q

30/06/22

Yesterday we had a great visit from 2017 sixth-form alumnus Ayo, who now plays for . Students loved discovering Ayo's journey and honing their skills. Photo Credit: Kyle Hemsley https://t.co/cSi7hdRYbL

29/06/22

Our writing competition winners on their trip to the Terrible Thames by the crew. What a great morning! https://t.co/Z3plsYELHq

29/05/22

Congratulations to the year 9 football team who won the Harris Federation Cup, beating the competition 4-1. Congratulations to all those involved. https://t.co/8gt60NILMM

14/05/22

We are thrilled to have you onboard and appreciate your commitment to our community.

08/05/22

Retweetd From Mr M. Ismail

Thank you to Mr Keely, Principal of for taking the time to show me around his ‘Outstanding’ school. It was great to see so many engaged and enthused students completely engrossed in their learning. The english lesson on Macbeth was 👌 https://t.co/tenoV8dZxx

05/05/22

We are excited to announce our 'Outstanding' rating in our most recent inspection. We couldn't be prouder of our staff, students and the local community. Click the link to read the full report: https://t.co/tsGD5932cW

04/05/22

Retweetd From Exec Head, George McMillan

Incredibly proud of my staff and students and in particular the brilliant Principal, Ben Keely. World Class School twice in a row and now Ofsted Outstanding twice in a row too. Sustainable work / life balance in a very happy school. Next for too! https://t.co/lviafx4OEu

24/03/22

Retweetd From Aimhigher London

A huge thank you to the KS3 learners from who joined us for a Buddies session yesterday, & for their great comments & questions. https://t.co/07q3JijmJ0

24/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Yesterday, the Law Society students at conducted their first to a Jury made up of industry expert volunteers. We advocate for approaches, like our Law Society mock trial to help students practice skills https://t.co/ekJ09BGeAG

24/03/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Thank you to the team for hosting our today; we appreciate you! 🏏☀️ https://t.co/skTtqzNciL

23/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Today students from will be holding their Mock Trial 🧑‍⚖️ This event has been supported by our Law Society, in partnership with and we cannot wait to see all the students’ hard work come to life!

18/03/22

This week our students visited the over 60s at MPCC. They helped out with teas and coffees and discussed the Ukrainian crisis. They represented the school well! https://t.co/WGNUxNBM7m

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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