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Hexbug Adventures

ACTIVITY SCENARIO

Can you help to design an adventurous maze for them so they can get from 'A to B' in the most exciting way?

AGE: 11-16

TEDI brand photo

Life is busy and traffic congestion is an issue.  Sometimes you know where you want to go, but there are just too many people in the way- we all know the feeling.  Well, it is exactly the same for these HEXBUGS.

  1. INTRODUCTION

    You’ll learn about how to calculate the speed a HEXBUG can travel whilst using your imagination to devise an exciting course/maze for the HEXBUG to travel.

  2. WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    You’ll learn about how to calculate the speed a HEXBUG can travel whilst using your imagination to devise an exciting course/maze for the HEXBUG to travel.

  3. QUESTION TO THINK ABOUT

    How long does it take for a HEXBUG to travel 100mm? If it takes X seconds to travel 100mm, how long will it take to travel 1m? (This is 1000mm) If it takes X seconds to travel 1m, how long will it take to travel 1Km? (This is 1000Km or 1000000mm) Speed = distance ÷ time (unit are Metres per second, shown as m/s) To convert m/s into km/hr: multiply m/s by 18, and then divide by 5. This number is the speed the HEXBUG travels in Km/h.

  4. Activity reflection

    What went well? What didn’t go so well? What would you do differently next time?

    We’d love to see the outcome of your design – send pictures to outreach@tedi-london.ac.uk