Gizmo Parade

Self-Driving Gizmo Parade!

During our Gizmo Parade adventure, students create robot swarms that cooperate to form a self-driving gizmo parade. These gizmos use sensor input and control code that enable them to follow a road and avoid collisions. At Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine, 6th-9th graders customized their parade floats with lights, motors, music, and crafts. At Bowdoin College’s Upward Bound program in Brunswick, Maine, High School juniors and seniors customized their parade floats by programming animated LED arrays.