Computing Trip to Lancaster University

Computing Trip to Lancaster UniOn July the 7th, Years 11 and 12 computer science students spent the day at Lancaster University learning about the design of ‘smart cities’.  Working in teams with university researchers, they built their own model smart city with computerised street lights that responded to darkness and automatic traffic lights.  They also built driver-less ‘robot’ cars that could be steered remotely from a hand-held computer but which also responded to their traffic lights automatically, refusing to move when the lights were red.  The girls learned how design teams for large systems have to work together to define standards and agree methods of communication