Innovate Team 68885A wins two awards at VEX IQ Robotics Competition

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 Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy’s middle school team 68885A participated at the Vex IQ Robotics Competition at Mount Alexander College on 17 October 2018 and what a time they had!

It was a busy day competing and showing the judges their work, robot design and many rounds of games. However, at the end of the long and exciting day, the team won not one but two awards!

Team 68885A won the Team Work Award (for winning the tournament in alliance) and finally the Excellence Award for being the team that showed outstanding overall work through the day and beforehand.

Congratulations Team 68885A for your persistence all through the season and the effort you have put in throughout. All the best for the next tournament and the upcoming Nationals in December 2018. May the force be with you!

 

Robotic Boomerangs Wins Excellence Award!

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Wow! We almost couldn’t believe it but our team Robotic Boomerangs 89999A (high school robotics team) worked their way up at the Vex Robotics Competition State Tournament held at Bundoora College on 10 September 2018.

The team had previously won the Judges Award on 18 August at the last competition but they worked really hard and secured a place at the upcoming Vex Robotics Nationals to be held in December 2018! Woo hoo!

To top it all off, the team walked away with the top award of the competition which is the Excellence Award!

The Excellence Award is given to the Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged). Congratulations Team 89999A!

Innovate Academy Team 68885A Wins Design Award!

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Innovate Tech Academy’s  Middle School Robotics Team 68885A is participating in this year’s Vex IQ Robotics Competition “Next Level” through the 2018 – 2019 robotics competition season.

Congratulations to our team 68885A for winning the Design Award at the VEX Robotics Competition State tournament held on 10 September 2018 and Innovate academy students, Shannon, Keanen and Dinith. We look forward to continually doing  our best through the season till the Nationals.

A Team that Works Together, Achieves Together! We will keep on working towards the Next Level!

Robotics Competition Team 89999A – Turning Point

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Innovate Tech Academy – Vex Robotics Competition Team, Turning Point Season 2018 – 2019.

Congratulations to Team 89999A for your recent win at the Vex Robotics Competition “Turning Point” Season! The team bagged the Judges Award for a very detailed Engineering Diary.

Team Members are: Deo, Mishko, Jamie, James and Aaron.

Well done, everyone!

 

Mount View Art Show

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Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy is proud to be a sponsor of the Mount View Art Show 2018. The Mount View Art Show is held from 22 to 26 August 2018.

Mount View Primary School has always been a part of Innovate Tech Academy’s STEM programs for nearly 5 years and where many students have done well both in the classroom and in competitive robotics. We are excited to be a part of the Mount View Art Show which showcases fine art pieces by many artists.

In fact, we were so blown away by many gorgeous art pieces on display during the opening night. If you love art or love looking at beautiful works of art, we highly recommend you check out the Mount View Art Show at the following link, or better yet, go and have a look!

https://mountviewartshow.org/

Team 89999A Wins Judges Award at Robotics Competition

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Innovate Tech Academy Robotics Competition Team – Our heartiest congratulations goes to Innovate Team Robotic Boomerangs (89999A) for their achievement at the Vex Robotics Competition on 18 August 2018 at Templestowe College.

They took home the Judges Award!

The team members were praised for their detailed Engineering Diary and their commitment to ensuring that the work was of high quality and that every member was a contributor.

Well done to our team for their outstanding work, dedication and commitment! All the best for the rest of the season!

New Coding Academy Now Available in Chadstone

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Innovate Academy’s Coding Academy is now available at Chadstone! We are excited to open another centre for our growing number of students who study at Innovate Academy weekly.

If your child is into coding or would like to learn all about HTML, Javascript and Java, then this is a great place to be. Starting in Term 4 on Thursday evenings, the details are below:

Kids Coding Academy Details Term 4, 2018 (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

Thursdays, 6.30 pm Class

9 week program each term

(Early booking required to secure an academy laptop)

Start date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

End date: Thursday ,  6 December 2018

Session Time: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm (Thursdays)

Venue: Innovate Academy Training Centre – Chadstone (Waterman Business Centre)

1341 Dandenong Rd, Level 2, UL40 Chadstone, VIC. 3148

Cost: $320 per term, per student

Don’t forget to book your place early if you would like to secure a laptop for your child to use in class. Once the laptop options are sold out, only BYOD places will be available.

 

Book into Term 4, Innovate Coding Academy at Chadstone

 

 

LEGO WeDo 2.0 for Junior Students

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LEGO WeDO 2.0 comes to Innovate Academy! Hurray!

Over the past 5 years, our junior students have been growing and learning robotics with WeDo 1.0 and it has been tons of fun and learning. Not only have the juniors made various cute models, they have also discovered how things work in the process.

Putting the pieces together have been challenging for some children, but most of them, with the right attitude, have continued to persevere and achieved their goals at Innovate Academy.

The beauty of WeDo 1.0 was the way it made robotics simple and fun for the young ones and it certainly built up the confidence of younger kids.

However, WeDo 2.0 takes it all forward literally! Our contraptions can now move away! Yes, we cannot wait to explore this with the juniors at Innovate Academy and at Innovate Tech Camps (our upcoming Spring Holiday Camps). Book your Junior’s place today!

WeDo 2.0 here we come exploring!

Drones

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Over the past year, Innovate Tech Camps has launched a module on Aerial Robotics which focused specifically on drones and drone technology.

Drones are amazing because they can do so much. Aerial media can be collected for industries, monitoring traffic, inspections of buildings, towers and bridges etc. Instead of making people climb up roofs and other dangerously high places, drones can be sent to take photos or conduct various inspections which is great progress. Technology should be used for dangerous jobs so that people do not have to take those risks.

At Innovate, students learn about drones, how they are used, why they are becoming important, how they work and other facts about drones. Plus, they learn how to handle drones and fly responsibly through set tasks.

Through Aerial Robotics, students understand the amazing things about drone technology and how this technology impacts the world and they start to think more deeply about the various industries that will greatly benefit from using drones – which is what innovation is all about.