New robotic arm grabs pupils’ attention

Students at Pocklington School use the new robotic arm with head of design Steve Ellis.
Students at Pocklington School use the new robotic arm with head of design Steve Ellis.

A whole new world of robotics has opened up to pupils at Pocklington School with the arrival of a mechanical arm to its Art and Design Technology Centre.

The Arduino Robotic Arm can pick up and move items, and be programmed to move a camera or track movements.

The robotic arm was donated by Richard Yeomans, founder and managing director of York-based Tesla Automation and will enhance technology projects at the school.

Steve Ellis, the school’s head of design, said: “The new dimension it brings to lessons is inspiring enthusiasm from all our pupils.”