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Unfortunately First Robotics will not be happening for us this year. The good news is that opens up time for us to build some amazing projects that you will be able to take home with you!
Welcome to Robotic Technology!
In house competition #1: VEX EDR Sumo Robots!
Create a remote controlled robot that will remove your opponent’s robot from a sumo ring using VEX EDR
Custom programming will need to be made to control your robot to your specifacations
Robot must be smaller than 16″ x 14″ with no height limit
Robot must be build only using the components found in your VEX EDR kit
Ideating- Generate ideas to create a range of possibilities and add to others’ ideas in ways that create additional possibilities
Prototyping – Visualize and construct prototypes, making changes to tools, materials, and procedures as needed
Reflecting – Critically reflect on plans, products and processes, and identify new design goals
Design Challenge #2
Design a Robot using a Vex EDR Kit that will race down a track, make a 180* turn, then have the robot as a whole OR part of the robot cross a 3 foot wide finish line back at the starting line.
There will be obstacles and jumps along the track
Must use Vex EDR Kit
Only PART of the robot needs to cross the finish line
Contact with other robots IS allowed
- Apply safety procedures for themselves, co-workers, and users in both physical and digital environments
- Individually or collaboratively identify and assess skills needed for design interests
- Demonstrate competency and proficiency in skills at various levels involving manual dexterity and complex robotics
Congratulations to everyone for such an awesome race. We had some very creative designs – some even finished the race with all their wheels!
Term 2 will be focused on micro-controllers and programming computer chips. We will be making one of three options for the final Robotics project.
Option 1: Water Piano and Arduino-powered passion project
Project scope – The water piano will cover the basics of custom circuit board creation and electronic component fundamentals and you end up with a fun little toy. The Arduino project will cover text coding in a C based computer language and micro-controller integration in electronics projects.
Option 2: Arcade Cabinet
Project Scope – The arcade cabinet will use legal software emulators and games driven by a Raspberry Pi computer. The project will focus on hardware integration and engineering when using computers.
Option 3: Student driven inquiry projects
This option will require the highest level of commitment and prior approval. Individual projects will be approved on a student by student basis.