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Cryptography

Quantum computers will revolutionise secure communications, and will make some current encryption methods obsolete. This activity, takes in cutting-edge research at the UK Quantum Technology hubs but begins with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of encryption. Unplugged...

Build a robot buggy

In this project students learn to build a robot buggy using a Raspberry Pi. It contains detailed tutorials that cover:

  • How to setup a motor controller board with two motors
  • How to control motors using Python
  • How to build a robot chassis

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Emotional robot

A short starter activity for students of all ages. It would make a good introduction to lessons on robotics or artificial intelligence and could spark a discussion on how neural networks might be used to create human-like behaviour?. Equally, when discussing HCI design, it might move the debate beyond keyboard and...

Stem Ambassador induction training

All STEM Ambassadors must do an induction, either face-to-face offered by your local STEM Ambassador Hub or online.

 

Module 1

Watch the first module of the STEM Ambassadors induction covering the steps to becoming an approved STEM Ambassador.

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Culture, communication and change

The ability to extract and summarise information is a very valuable skill for students to develop. This document is a report published in 2011 by the University of Cambridge. It investigates social impacts of technology use on different cultures. This resource could be used as a source document for students to scan...

Routing and deadlock in networks

Routers pass packets from network to network. This activity explores the relationship between efficient packet transfer and topology. Although it is aimed at younger students, this practical activity can often reinforce understanding while also making a theory topic more engaging and enjoyable.

Principles of data communication

This resource from the Scottish Qualification Authority covers key aspects of data transmission including the concepts of serial and parallel communication, error correction, simplex, half duplex and duplex transmission.

Your rights to your information

This resource consists of a comprehensive teaching pack on the topic of data protection and compliance from the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is a self-contained resource that could be used in its entirety or themes and activities could be selected.

History of supercomputers

Supercomputers represent the pinnacle of computer performance. This resource from the University of York provides a fascinating history for students and will consolidate the key concepts that they have learned about high-performance computer architecture.

Functional programming for Haskell for A level teachers

This resource from Tony Ballantyne assumes no previous Haskell experience but progresses through a series of exercises to cover all key characteristics of the language.

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