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KAMPF sponsors a modern robotics room for the Gesamtschule Waldbröl

 

Technology teacher Can Geles (left) joins Heinrich Thorwesten (3rd from left), headmistress Kirsten Wallbaum-Buchholz (2nd from right), Gudrun Mattig (right) and current and former robotics students in celebrating the new possibilities. (Photo: Andreas Dohm)

On Monday, January 27, the opening of the new robotics room at the Waldbröl Comprehensive School took place. KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG provided the equipment for this course room. The mechanical engineering company from Wiehl/Mühlen has been a cooperation partner of Waldbröl Comprehensive School since 2012. The cooperation programme is based on a comprehensive catalogue of measures, which includes internships, accompanied project tasks, assessment centre training, consulting and much more. KAMPF thus arouses interest in technical professions among young people in many different ways.

KAMPF has now taken the next step with the technical equipment. Pupils can now easily enter the world of “physical computing” with the new Rasberry Pi Education Set. They can realize their own project ideas with the help of computer-controlled sensors, buttons or LEDs. The minicomputer has its own interface for this purpose; for example, the robot arm provided can be connected to this interface and much more. The programming equipment is complemented by 3D printers and furniture – shelves, tables and colorful chairs – and a whiteboard.
The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer on a card sized circuit board that can be expanded in many ways. It was developed for learning and demonstration purposes, but is also suitable for various private or professional applications. It was originally designed to give young people an easy introduction to programming and computer technology. The Raspberry Pi quickly found a large fan base and was used for a wide variety of applications. The Raspberry Pi has almost unlimited applications.

Images: KAMPF and Andreas Dohm

A new computer room was also inaugurated to introduce students to Arduino programming

The students proudly present their projects

The idea of arranging the workbenches in the technical room as “islands” for group work was brought along by teacher Can Geles from his visits to the KAMPF training workshop

Students in the 7th and 9th grades work together in teams to realize their ideas.

Teachers Can Geles (left) and Heinrich Thorwesten (right) in the newly equipped robotics room

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