Henrietta Ampofo (H), Belinda Zomayi (B) and Rachael Nortey (R) of A103A are going to tell you briefly about our experience at the ARX on Monday afternoon.
B: At about 11:30am, we had a lecture by Dr. Korsah on Robotics and RobotC for Programming.
R: I was very excited learning about robots. I was a bit confused though as it was my very first time listening to a lecture on robotics.
B: After the lecture, we were placed in groups with different people; people we have never met before Ashesi and ARX. I ended up in group 20 with two guys.
H: I was anxiously sitting with my friends. I was not quite ready to leave my comfort zone (my friends) to my growth zone. I was placed in group 2 with two other guys as well.
R: I was put in group 19; made up of just two members. We were both girls.
B: So we were given the task to build and program a robot to move as fast as possible a distance of one meter and turn ninety degrees left. The competition was dubbed ‘1 meter dash’. In my group, we had divided the tasks; I programmed while the others built.
R: in my group, we kept alternating tasks.
H: My group jelled quite quickly and we all brought on board our strengths. The competition started at 4pm instead of 3pm as most groups were still not done.
B: I really do not remember my group’s position but we were not first but we definitely not last.
R: Oh, we were not last but our robot was not fast enough so were not first either.
H: Our robot was very fast but not very accurate all the same we were first. Afterwards we had time to socialize.
HRB: We had loads of fun working with new people and actually programming.
Henrietta, Belinda and Racheal