Robotic Engineering 9

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Welcome!

Welcome to Robotic Technologies 9. Our shop is all about inquiry and project based learning with as many hands-on authentic experiences as possible. Our shop culture is based on respect and inclusive learning where everyone is welcome, regardless of previous knowledge.

Robotics 9 Big Ideas

  • Social, ethical, and sustainability considerations impact design.
  • Complex tasks require the sequencing of skills.
  • Complex tasks require different technologies and tools at different stages.

Design Challenge #1

Challenge

Design a race vehicle using Vex IQ kits for a 50 foot, straight race track

Designs should include:

  • drawings of multiple ideas, where a final design is chosen to develop
  • space available to experiment with different gearing ratio


Design Constraints

  • No weight restriction
  • Limited to 1 brain, 4 motors
  • No intentional contact or obstruction of other vehicles during the race


Learning outcomes

  • basic robot behaviours using input/output devices, movement- and sensor-based responses, and microcontrollers
  • mechanical devices for the transfer of mechanical energy
  • mechanical advantage and power efficiency, including friction, force, and torque



Design Challenge #2

Challenge

Design a sumo-robot using Vex IQ kits to to autonomously push you opponent out of a ring.

Designs should include:

  • low enough gearing so your wheel motors will not stall before losing traction
  • a color sensor to detect when your robot reaches the edge of the area


Design Constraints

  • No weight restriction, but you are limited to the components in your Vex IQ kit
  • Limited to 1 brain, 4 motors
  • Your robot must drive itself with no outside inputs expect for starting and stopping the robot at the start and end of the match


Learning outcomes

  • mechanical devices for the transfer of mechanical energy
  • mechanical advantage and power efficiency, including friction, force, and torque
  • robotics coding

Below are the files that will get you started with your sumo programming. Congrats to L.B. for being the first to get it working!


Design Challenge #3

Challenge

Design Constraints

Learning outcomes

Design a 3D Model using tinkercad.com that we will then print on our 3D Printer as a introduction to Rapid Prototyping

Model ideas:

  • key-chain
  • Christmas ornament
  • Name-tag

Be sure to share your final project on our Padlet!!!

Model must be withing 10cm x 10cm x 2 cm

Exceptions can be made for smaller but taller models if approved by Mr. Leitch

Be creative! The sky is the limit!

  • Take creative risks in generating ideas and add to others’ ideas in ways that enhance them
  • Prototype, making changes to tools, materials, and procedures as needed
  • Develop an appropriate test of the prototype
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, technologies, materials, and processes for production
  • Choose, adapt, and if necessary learn about appropriate tools and technologies to use for tasks

Design Challenge #4

Challenge

Design Constraints

Learning outcomes

Design a Battle Bot that will try to incapacitate their opponent.

The Robot will be controlled using a tethered remote and an H-Bridge circuit.

The body must be made from recycled or re-purposed materials.

There must be no potential to hurt anyone that handles the bot: no sharp edges, no flames, to chemicals, etc. If you aren’t sure, ask Mr. Leitch

Components of an electric circuit

Ohm’s law

Mechanical advantage and power efficiency, including friction, force, and torque

Uses of electronics and robotics


Surf Glider Paper Airplane – https://www.airspacemag.com/articles/paper-airplane-flies-forever-180950340/

Leitch Tech latest news

  • BBQ and SUMO!

    November 13, 2019 by

    Congratulations to our VEX EDR teams. That was a great BBQ yesterday and we have our first fully functional VEX EDR Sumo Robot! Thanks everyone.

  • Time to order parts!

    October 9, 2019 by

    Some groups are ready to order auto parts for their groups. Be sure to let me know ASAP when you know what you need. – Mr. Leitch

  • Engine Progress

    October 1, 2019 by

    One way or another that engine is coming out tomorrow! Great work today engine crew in Block A.

  • Jeep Crews

    September 25, 2019 by

    Fantastic progress on the jeep everyone. Engine will be out as soon as our engine hoist gets an overhaul.

  • Welcome to Leitch Tech!

    September 6, 2019 by

    Thanks for joining our shop. You have made a great choice! This year you can look forward to rebuilding a classic Jeep, competing with world class teams in one of the biggest robotics competitions in the world – First Robotics – and having fun with in-house robotic design challenges.

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