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Summerwood Primary School learners code and present a unique water tank.

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

“Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment. “ - Kent Beck

Two Summerwood coding teams travelled to Stulting Primary School in Humansdorp on Friday, 26 August to take part in an Inter-schools coding and robotics competition at the Stulting Sport Festival.

The Summerwood Primary School Grade 5 group won the competition that required them to present and code a mobile water tanker.

The learners fitted the following on their car.

They decided to have the solar panels split in an open area. They were positioned in higher places of car, so solar energy is generated earlier. One elastic (fanbelt) was attached to the front wheels because it works well and saves money. The wheels and axles were very strong. A stopper was used on axles. The water tanker was balanced. They used small wheels. The car was unique.

The car moved, stopped, waited for the green light and buzzer and returned at the right moment. It returned perfectly to the starting point.