Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

5 Things That Make Roamer a Terrific Dancer

  • Published October 16, 2017
  • By Dave Catlin

How Students Loved Roamer’s Creative Coding Challenge

Dancing is one of Roamer’s favourite pastimes.  The Classic Roamer started it over twenty years ago and the EU Code Week gave her daughter the chance to follow in her wheel tracks.  Find out what happened at the University College London’s Code Event and how you can use this idea in your classroom. (more…)

RoamerMovie Premiers at the US Congress

  • Published April 23, 2016
  • By Dave Catlin

Oxon Hill Middle School Make Roamer a Star

I have visited schools all over the world.  From the poverty of South African Township schools to the richness of Newport Beach schools in California.  I have worked with teachers overwhelmed and struggling to make progress and high achieving institutes in Shanghai and Singapore.  Now and then I came across a school worthy of special mention.  Oxon Hill Middle School is such a place.


Robotic Performing Arts

  • Published March 15, 2012
  • By Dave Catlin

Roamer Brings Arts and STEM Together

The Robotic Performing Arts™ Project has its roots back in the launch of the Classic Roamer in 1989. We made a video in Southmead Primary School, Wimbledon, South London. In this article Dave Catlin fast forwards 20 years and presents a powerful project idea. (more…)

Roamer Crusoe

Learning About Survival Skills with Roamer

This is one from the 1992 archives.  Of course this was a prototype for Bear Grylls Survival TV Shows.  Dot Ginn was working on several Roamer design projects, here she reported on one of them.  How does Roamer survive if stranded on a desert island. (more…)

Dancing Turtles

  • Published April 27, 1985
  • By Peter Moore

As early as 1985 students working with the Valiant Turtle showed the creative side of education robots by making them dance.