Funds required / Dana diperlukan: RM 6,000
No. of students impacted / Bil. murid diimpak: 6 students
Name of school / Nama sekolah: St. John Institution
State / Negeri: Kuala Lumpur
St John Institution (SJI) was founded in 1904 and recently celebrated 113 years of nurturing students to achieve greater heights with great personalities such as our present Prime Minister, Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak, Minister of Defence, and Chairman of CIMB to name a few. We strive to give the best exposure to our students and guide them along the way to achieve greater heights too.
SJI Robotics Club was formed in 2005 and we have won numerous awards nationally and internationally. Some of their achievements in 2017 are listed below:
1. RERO Competition
2. Cyberjaya Open – First Runner Up
3. T-System National Robotics Competition – Champion
4. UAV Challenge Australia
5. MDEC My Digital Maker Fair
6. National Robotics Competition – First Runner Up
IRO stands for International Robot Olympiad and it’s an annual competition and this year it will be held in Beijing, China. We were invited by National Partner for IRO Malaysia, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to participate in this competition. Our students have been selected to participate in China representing the country. The team consist of 6 members and 1 teacher.
The theme for this year's International Robotics Olympiad in China is Robot For Security: Redefining Public Safety and Security. We have designed a solar based police car with remote control capability to help police force to improve public safety and security. The car will use solar based energy and equipped with GPS system, remote controlled 360 degree camera. The car will also have the capability to be linked to nationwide home alarm system for faster response time. The car also has smart light sensor for efficient use of its power.
When some of our students joined the club, their knowledge in terms of robotics and coding is near to non-existent. Within 6 to 8 months we managed to train and have many brilliant robotic builders and coders who have done coding in C++ and Java language and they are continuously striving to improve.
We have managed to collect RM12,500 for the students but we need another RM6,000 to send all the students for the competition and make our country and school proud in the international arena. The money we collected so far comes from prize money from competitions and contributions from parents.
Participating in international competition will expose these students to latest tools of programming language and ideas. Opening of horizon and mind set is very important for the children to be able to progress towards a new thought process of development.
Help us to send our students to the competition and make our country proud!