• Robotics I
     
    Course Description

    Students will acquire a basic understanding of types of robots, how they operate, and their application in the real world. This is a hands-on project based course introduces the student to generations of robots through a unique curriculum collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. Classroom and lab activities will include assembling and operating robotic systems, building and programming mobile robots using LEGO NXT Mindstorm® and Vex Robotics® systems with Robot C.  Furthermore students will design and build various robots to complete many challenges including mazes, obstacle courses, robot battles and other unique competitions.  Students will design and produce custom robotic components utilizing a CNC router, laser engraver, and 3D printer. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts and TSA (Technology Student Association) problems will be addressed throughout the course.

     
    Robotics I Syllabus 2014-15                  
     
     
    CS2N Link to Robotics Curriculum and Virtual World Challenges
     

    Robotics I Activities: 5-18-15 - 5-22-15
     
    Take the Chapter Exam
    Click the link to open the exam, and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
     
     

    Highrise Challenge Program and Config

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    Robot Soccer
    Soccer Field:
    • 4’ x 8’ Field
    • U-Shaped goal at both ends
    • Obstacles on the field to act as defense
    • Match time 2 minutes
    • Teams of 2 Robots

    Robot Configuration:

    • Simple Clawbot Design
    • Bumper switch on the back
    • Extra plate attached to increase the hit area
    • Touch LED on the top

    Program:

    Robots are coded to run for a specified amount of time (120 seconds) with LED lit Green and remote control enabled. When the back bumper is pressed, LED will turn Red and the robot will stop moving for 3 seconds (disabled), otherwise the driver has complete remote control of the robot.


    1. Forward Until Touch

    This section explains how to use the Bumper Sensor to detect when the robot has come into contact with objects in its environment, and when the robot arm is in the fully lowered position. Click the link below to get started.

    Once the page opens, click the Play button to begin the curriculum video. Use the Prev and Next buttons within the pages of the curriculum to navigate between them. As you go through the pages, make sure to follow along with every video and to complete the activities and check for understanding questions.

    Specifically, before moving on, make sure you complete the following in the VEX IQ Challenge Pack virtual world:

    • Mini Challenge 1: Vacuum 
    • Chapter Challenge: Arm Position

    When working in the VEX IQ Challenge Pack, make sure to log in using your CS2N credentials to earn achievements for your work.

     

    2. Forward Until Touch Quiz

    Click the link to open the quiz, and answer the questions to the best of your ability.

     

    1. Remote Control

    This section explains how to use the button and joystick values from the VEX IQ Controller to control the movement of your robot. Important note: The videos in this section show the steps needed for remotely controlling physical VEX IQ robots. The lessons learned can be applied to virtual VEX IQ robots, but a separate USB Joystick is required for use with the Robot Virtual Worlds. Click the link below to get started.

    Once the page opens, click the Play button to begin the curriculum video. Use the Prev and Next buttons within the pages of the curriculum to navigate between them. As you go through the pages, make sure to follow along with every video and to complete the activities and check for understanding questions.

    Specifically, before moving on, make sure you complete the following in the VEX IQ Challenge Pack virtual world:

    • Mini Challenge 1: Claw Control
    • Mini Challenge 2: Wait for Button Press
    • Chapter Challenge: Cube Disposal Level 1

    When working in the VEX IQ Challenge Pack, make sure to log in using your CS2N credentials to earn achievements for your work.

      
      
     
     
     
Last Modified on May 15, 2015