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RoboticsSpring09Assignments

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6-18-09

SpringExam09

 

6-1-09

Basic Stamp

You should be able to work through about a chapter during a period.

As you are writing the codes, you should:

  • Save the code you write in your Code Archive
  • Reflect on how the code is working.
  • Test every code you write.

Check with Mr. Connors about your progress in learning how to control the Basic Stamp

 

Presentation ideas

We will set up a challenge for each person or group to meet.

We will show the results of the challenge to students in the school system.

We will make some video of the challenge results.

 

5-29-09

SeniorExam

Seniors will be working individually on their exams.

When you are done, email your code and text to duxtech.

If you are complete before the end of the period, you should make sure your documentation is complete.

 

Basic Stamp

You should be able to work through about a chapter during a period.

As you are writing the codes, you should:

Save the code you write in your Code Archive

Reflect on how the code is working.

Test every code you write.

 

This should be about learning what the code does to the robot, it is not about typing. The typing does help you to memorize and learn what the code does, so it has value in helping you get the hang of it.

 

We will be doing a presentation project during the last week of classes. As you gain a stronger understanding of how the Basic Stamp works, work up some ideas of what you can show to demonstrate your understanding of the system.

 

 

5-27-09

Basic Stamp

You should be able to work through about a chapter during a period.

As you are writing the codes, you should:

Save the code you write in your Code Archive

Reflect on how the code is working.

Test every code you write.

 

This should be about learning what the code does to the robot, it is not about typing. The typing does help you to memorize and learn what the code does, so it has value in helping you get the hang of it.

 

We will be doing a presentation project during the last week of classes. As you gain a stronger understanding of how the Basic Stamp works, work up some ideas of what you can show to demonstrate your understanding of the system.

 

 

 

5-20-09

How are you doing as far as the checklist?

Meet with Mr. Connors today.

Basic Stamp Documentation

You should be able to move through about a chapter a period.

You should be complete with chapters 1, 2 and 3 by the start of next period.

Read the text in the chapter and code up the programs.

Save a copy of each code you write in the Thawspace of the computer.

Upload your code to your code archive in your Google Document.

 

Do not run the robots on the floor, as they may get stepped on.

Use the boxe to keep them contained on the table.

Each person should do a writeup in your Robotics Journal to explain what you did and what you learned.

 

Sea perch

Base your work on the Sea Perch Construction Manual or on the book Build Your Own Underwater Robot.

Pick one section and complete that before moving on to other systems.

 

5-19-09

Documentation update - Checklist

Bring in a copy of your Robotics Journal and Basic Stamp code archive next class.

This should go into your folder.

Basic Stamp Documentation

You should be able to move through about a chapter a period.

You should be complete with chapters 1, 2 and 3 by the start of next period.

Read the text in the chapter and code up the programs.

Save a copy of each code you write in the Thawspace of the computer.

Upload your code to your code archive in your Google Document.

 

Do not run the robots on the floor, as they may get stepped on.

Use the boxe to keep them contained on the table.

Each person should do a writeup in your Robotics Journal to explain what you did and what you learned.

 

Sea perch

Base your work on the Sea Perch Construction Manual or on the book Build Your Own Underwater Robot.

Pick one section and complete that before moving on to other systems.

 

 

5-11-09

Basic Stamp - hardware

Kits are stored in the blue  and yellow cabinet until you get a lock.

The cabinet will be locked between classes.

Make sure you keep track of your kit and the parts of it.

Put your materials away at the end of the class.

Basic Stamp - What you should do in class

During class, you should be working on the project.

You should be at your seat, working on this period's assignments.

You should add information to your daily journal

You should add the codes you write to your code archive

You should make a code for each example of code in the text.

You should send a copy of each file that you make to yourself and to your partner.

 

Chapter 1

In this chapter, you will be:

setting up the basic stamp,

gettting the computer to communicate with the robot

starting to program in the basic stamp language

saving your codes

copying your codes to your online code archive in google docs

Getting text to display in the debug window

Using the ' character to make a comment

Getting the basic stamp to do some math

Finding the help menu for the basic stamp

Using the help menu to get more information about various codes you are using.

 

Do the Projects at the end of the chapter, save your code in your archive and update your Basic Stamp Journal with today's information.

 

Chapter 2

You can find a copy of a print of Chapter 2 in the box on the table in the center of the room.

You can also get a copy of the text by downloading it from this page: Stamps In Class Downloads

The document is called Robotics with the Boe-Bot (v2.2)

Concepts for Chapter 2:

timing messages so that people can recognize what is happening

working with servos

 

 

5-7-09

Basic Stamp

Responsibility for Kit You will be responsible for the kit that you are issued on this project. At the start of the project, your kit will be complete. If the kit is not complete at the end of the project, you may be responsible for the replacement cost of the kit. You will need to sign this agreement form: BasicStampKitForm

 

Check over your kit and make sure that you:

* have all the parts that you should

* understand that the kit is your repsponsibility

* Get a lock for your locker before next class

If the kit or its contents are unusable, you will be responsible for the replacement cost

 

Sign and return the sheet acknowledging that you have the kit and

will return it in usable condition.

 

Set up your documentation

Your documentation for this project must be done online

Set up the page for your journal

Set up a page for your code.

Copy the code you write for the Basic Stamp and paste it into your code page

Share both pages as a web page

Link the two pages together

Send a link to the web address to duxtech@gmail.com

 

BOE BOT

Set up the Basic Stamp robot, or BOE BOT on your computer

Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 on how to make sure you have communication between the computer and the robot.

The Debug window section starts on page 22 of the yellow copies of the text.

Write your first program: HellowBoeBot.bs2

Test it out on your device.

The text has you modify the program, adding and changing text, and even having the stamp do some math.

 

At the end of the chapter, there is a summary, questions and exercises.

Check over the summary, making sure you get the concepts

Do the projects section at the end of the chapter

Save your code on your code page.

 

If you complete this, you can move on to Chapter 2

 

5-5-09

On Task

All the activities you do in class must relate directly to your study of Robotics

This includes:

  • Web sites relating only to robotics and your project
  • Activities that you do in class
  • You must be physically located at your project at all times

Basic Stamp

You will be working solo or in pairs only.

Documentation: RoboticsSpring09

You need to set up your documentation today.

You will set up a google doc called BasicStampDocumentation

Each person in the pair needs to have editing access to the docunentation

You must share a link to the web page for the google doc

Use only the first name and last initial for students in class

On this page, you will make a record of the work you do.

This will include at least:

  • Every code you make, every period you work on the project.
  • Text entries that explain what you have done every period you are working on the project.
  • Photos of your robot in action.
  • Videos of your robot in action.

     

Basic  Stamp editor software

Check to see if you have the Basic stamp software on your computer

If you do not, download it from stampsinclass.com

There is a link on this page for the software: http://www.parallax.com/tabid/441/Default.aspx

 

Text support:

The text book for this project is online on the stampsinclass.com site

It can be downloaded from this page:

There are copies of the text in the room.

Start with chapter one, and get the basics down first.

 

5-4-09

On Task

All the activities you do in class must relate directly to your study of Robotics

This includes:

  • Web sites relating only to robotics and your project
  • Activities that you do in class
  • You must be physically located at your project at all times

 

MATE Competition Wrapup Letter

Is yours done and handed in?

Individual Projects

 

Start by building your documentation

Your documentation should have a daily entry for every class.

You should expect to work on it outside of class.

Your proposal should include a paragraph for each of the questions in the Individual projects page.

You may not do a group proposal.  If you are going to do this, you must write your own proposal.

 

Basic Stamp

You will work in pairs or individually.

You may not work in threes.

Documentation must be online and must include:

  • Copies of every program you write
  • Photos of the robot and of any handwritten notes you make
  • Text describing what you have done and what you have learned
  • Links to resources that are helpful
  • Video of your robot running your code

 

Paper based documentation:

If you do not do online documentation, you must keep a formal, bound notebook on the project. 

  • Include all notes on the project
  • Prints of photos
  • Prints of the code you write
  • Everything you do or check out in relation to the project

5-1-09

MATE Competition Wrapup Letter

Letters to next year's competitors

Check this link for more information 

 

Individual Projects

If you have this done this period, you may elect to do an individual project.

Check this link for more information 

 

Basic Stamp

Stampsinclass.com is the site we will use for information about the system

you will learn to program in the Basic Stamp language, which has pretty easy syntax and allows you to control

motors

lights and LEDs

sensors for touch, light, infared 

There are a number of projects that can be done with the Basic Stamp system.

We will start with a vehicle.

 

 

4-29-09

Is your letter complete and handed in?

MATE competition video and photos

Check out the videos and photos from the competiton at Mass Maritime last weekend!

Write a letter to the group who will be doing the project next year.

In this assigment, you will write a letter to the people who will do the project next year.

You should explain some of the things that you did on the project and some of the challenges that you encountered.

 

Additional projects:

If you are interested in crafting your own project, you must have a written proposal to Mr. Connors by email before next class.  Have the written proposal to him next class.

Check this out for guidelines: http://buildrepair.pbworks.com/IndividualProjectsProposal

 

Basic Stamp

We will be working with the Basic Stamp system for the rest of the school year.

This system is dependent on programming and electric sensing circuits.

 

 

4-27-09

MATE competition video and photos

Check out the videos and photos from the competiton at Mass Maritime last weekend!

Write a letter to the group who will be doing the project next year.

In this assigment, you will write a letter to the people who will do the project next year.

You should explain some of the things that you did on the project and some of the challenges that you encountered.

 

Questions for assignment:

What are two things that you learned about the project? Describe and explain what you learned.

What is one thing that you wished you had done differently? Describe and explain what you would have done differently.

What could you personally have done to make this a more successful effort? Tell how you could have made this challenge better.

 

After you have written the assignment:

Write this as a word document in your google docs account.

Print a copy and share it with duxtech

Send an email to duxtech with the web address of the document.

 

4-17-09

MATE Regionals Prep

What days will work best for a build session?

The contest date is 4-25.

We will have a team from DHS go to the competition and compete against other schools.

Use the time we have to prepare the group as well as we can.

 

Building and Testing

Over vacation we will have at least one build/test session at school.

We will need contact info for people who are interested in participating.

take a look at the SeaPerchDocumentation:

 

Travel crew

We will need to get everybody registered for the travel team.

You can pick up a copy of the field trip information/release in class tomorrow.

If you are going on your own to Mass maritime, the check in is 7am.

We will leave DHS at 6am at the latest on April 25th.

 

Things to get done:

Poster showing the build, design and other information.  A copy of the Engineering report should be included in the poster.

Attach the manipulator

Waterproof the motors

Support the barrel better in the cradle, reinforce the cradle so that it does not sag under the weight of the water.

Test the pump platform in the water tank.

Test the floatation in the water tank.

 

4-16-09

MATE Regionals prep

The contest date is 4-25.

We will have a team from DHS go to the competition and compete against other schools.

Use the time we have to prepare the group as well as we can.

 

Building and Testing

Over vacation we will have at least one build/test session at school.

We will need contact info for people who are interested in participating.

 

Travel crew

We will need to get everybody registered for the travel team.

You can pick up a copy of the field trip information/release in class tomorrow.

If you are going on your own to Mass maritime, the check in is 7am.

We will leave DHS at 6am at the latest on April 25th.

 

Things to get done:

Poster showing the build, design and other information.  A copy of the Engineering report should be included in the poster.

Attach the manipulator

Waterproof the motors

Test the pump platform in the water tank.

Test the floatation in the water tank.

 

4-9-09

MATE Regionals

Regionals at Mass Maritime on 4-25-09

The travel team needs to register on the MATE site.

 

Technical Report

The technical report must be sent today. 

Forward the final copy to Mr. Connors

 

Finalizing the design of the ROV

We will do design revisions next week and fine tune the water operation over vacation.

Remote controls need to be operational and tested by the end of next week.

Manipulators need to be attached and tested early next week.

 

Pump test platform

Pump testing platform should be designed for testing in a 55 gallon drum

It needs a simple remote control to turn the pump on and off.

 

Drum and cradle

The drum needs to be cut to allow the test platform to go into it.

The drum needs a cradle to keep it from rolling over.

The cradle needs to be on a wheeled dolly so it can be filled and emptied.

 

Design briefs should be in your folder

Print your documentation and put it in your folder.

 

 

4-7-09

Design Briefs

Documentation

Print out the documentation of what your group has done to solve the problem(s) you are working on.

Use the design process and Design Briefs to solve problems

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhs37s7q_237fjh74sgh

The design brief document lists several areas for your to form the project idea:

Problem statement: a sentence or two describing the problem

Due Date and Timeline: What needs to be done and when?

People working on the problem: Who is and is going to work on the problem?

Materials Requirements: What does it need to be made of?

Budget: Spending money? tell how

Technical Requirements: What are the technical needs for the solution that you are working towards?

Tell more about the problem to be solved: Elaborate on the problem statement

Other information:  Include other information that will be useful to the people who will be working on the problem

 

Create documentation

In your online documentation, answer these questions:

  • What information do you need to better understand and solve the problem?
  • What are the possible solutions to the problem?
  • How can you show what you have built and designed to solve the problem?

 

 

4-6-09

Use the design process and Design Briefs to solve problems

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhs37s7q_237fjh74sgh

The design brief document lists several areas for your to form the project idea:

Problem statement: a sentence or two describing the problem

Due Date and Timeline: What needs to be done and when?

People working on the problem: Who is and is going to work on the problem?

Materials Requirements: What does it need to be made of?

Budget: Spending money? tell how

Technical Requirements: What are the technical needs for the solution that you are working towards?

Tell more about the problem to be solved: Elaborate on the problem statement

Other information:  Include other information that will be useful to the people who will be working on the problem

 

Create documentation

In your online documentation, answer these questions:

  • What information do you need to better understand and solve the problem?
  • What are the possible solutions to the problem?
  • How can you show what you have built and designed to solve the problem?

 

4-3-09

Design Briefs

Your group's Design brief should be online and printed out this period:

Include a section for each of these:

  • Problem statement (one or two sentences max)
  • timeline (What will get done, when will it get done)
  • materials available/budget (What will you need for supplies, and what is available)
  • technical requirements relating to the competition (What are the criteria of your solution relating to the MATE contest)
  • References to the project documentation from the MATE site (Where is your project/problem discussed in the MATE documentation)

 

4-1-09

Team members need to register for the competition.

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/login.php

 

Design Briefs for tasks

Groups should choose a task from the collection on the blue cabinet.

Next, you will need to have one of the people in the group create a design brief for the task.

Include a section for each of these in your design brief: 

  • timeline
  • materials available/budget
  • technical requirements relating to the competition
  • References to the project documentation from the MATE site

The group member doing the design brief should create the design brief by hand at the table with the other group members.

Once you have a decent outline for the document, you should create a google document with typewritten information to help your group keep on track.

If you find that you missed any important items, you can add them as you go.

Share the design brief document with Mr. Connors, the group doing the technical report and each of the members of your working group. 

 

Here is a link to the info on the MATE site: http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/index.php

This is the mission tasks, design and building specs : http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/design_and_mission.php

 

3-31-09

Team members need to register for the competition.

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/login.php

 

3-23-09

Ongoing: Design and document your work.

Each person should be working towards the goal of their piece of the project.

If you are unsure of what to do, check with Mr. Connors

 

The air hose cabinet needs to be built and installed this period

The hatch needs to be built this period.

 

Motors and circuits

Demo on how to connect motors to a circuit, and how to make them run.

 

3-19-09

Robotics Journal

Hand it in at the start of class

Update on progress:

What have you accomplished?

What challenges are you facing?

What challenges have you overcoome?

What is the next thing you will work on?     

 

3-16-09

Checklist for assignments

Keep your folder up to date with notes and other items that you create.

 

Robotics Journal

keep your Robotics Journal up to date.

On Thursday, you will  hand in a printed and stapled copy of your Robotics Journal.

There should be a paragraph (at least) entry for each day you have had class.

Check the calendar by the door to see which days you have had class.

 

Build and document

Solve the problems of the challenge.

Take pictures and video of your work as you proceed.

Get links to the photos and video to the group working on the engineering report.

 

Epilog laser cutter contest project

http://www.instructables.com/contest/epilogchallenge/

3-11-09

Checklist for assignments

You now have a  folder for your written work and class notes.

Leave the folder in the box on the desk.

Make sure your work is up to date.

Check inside the folder, make sure that your work matches what the checklist says you should have.

If you are missing something, you can make it up with an alternate assignment.  Check with Mr. Connors

 

Build and Document

You will need to gather as much information as possible on the task that you are building for.

The more detailed and specific you can be with the information and details, the better.

Make a folder for your information and keep it in the folder.

Take notes, gather information on paper.

Print copies of pages that have info that you need paper versions of.

Use your folder, email account and google docs to keep track of the information.

 

RoboticsJournal

Each class, you should write at least a paragraph about what you did, what you learned and what you will need to do next.  See this link for more info: RoboticsJournal

3-9-09

Checklist for assignments

Make a folder for your written work and class notes.

Leave the folder in the box on the desk.

Make sure your work is up to date.

 

Build and Document

You will need to gather as much information as possible on the task that you are building for.

The more detailed and specific you can be with the information and details, the better.

Make a folder for your information and keep it in the folder.

Take notes, gather information on paper, if you need to print copies of info, do so.

Use your email account and google docs to keep track of the information.

 

RoboticsJournal

Each class, you should write at least a paragraph about what you did, what you learned and what you will need to do next.  See this link for more info: RoboticsJournal

 

 

3-5-09

RovMissions

Each group needs to have a plan for how they will solve the problem they are tackling on this project.

You will need a shopping list for the mission, if you have not emailed it to Mr. Connors, do so first.

If the item is more than $50, please include a catalog number and vendor for the grant process.

 

Build and Document

You will need to gather as much information as possible on the task that you are building for.

The more detailed and specific you can be with the information and details, the better.

Make a folder for your group.

Take notes, gather information on paper, if you need to print copies of info, do so.

Use your email account and google docs to keep track of the information.

 

RoboticsJournal

Your Robotics Journal should have entries for the most recent classes.

Print a copy and hand it in before the end of the period.

3-4-08

RovMissions

What supplies do you need for the mission you are designing for?

Make a shopping list and email it to Mr. Connors

Include notes about what supplies are currently in the room that can be used, and what supplies you will need.  Specialized materials that come from particular vendors will need item numbers and prices. 

 

RoboticsJournal

Groups look at the individual missions of the competition. See RovMissions

In your RoboticsJournal, you should write each day. Include your thoughts on these questions in today's entry. If you have already written on these questions, add greater detail to what you have written.

What is the task of the mission?

What will need to be built?

What will the robot component need to do?

What supplies will you need to build and test?

What supplies are currently available?

 

This link should be useful - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/index.php

Here is the page for Mission props and descriptions - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/design_and_mission.php

 

2-25-09

Review the photos from the lego build

 

ROV

Groups by Task See RovMissions

Work together to identify answers and resources for the questions below:

What is the task?

what will need to be built?

What will the robot need to do?

What supplies will you need to build and to test?

 

This link should be useful - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/index.php

Here is the page for Mission props and descriptions - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/design_and_mission.php

 

 

 

We can apply for a DEF grant for less than $1000.

What will we need for supplies and equipment?

How quickly can we get a shopping list together?

 

 

 

2-24-09

Show your lego Build

Build Grader

 

Does it move on the table?

Does it respond to its environment?

Is it reasonably durable?

Does it use a minimum of parts?

 

ROV

Groups by task See RovMissions

What is the task?

what will need to be built?

What will the robot need to do?

What supplies will you need to build and to test?

 

We can apply for a DEF grant for less than $1000.

What will we need for supplies and equipment?

How quickly can we get a shopping list together?

 

2-23-09

ROV project RovMissions

We will need to break up into groups to address each of the parts of the mission.

  • Display
  • Report
  • Identifying damage locations
  • turning the hatch/opening the hatch/closing the hatch
  • removing the ELSS transfer pod
  • Building mission props

This can be done primarily with PVC pipe, milk crates and some hardware.

 

If we need materials that are not easily available, we may do some fundraising, or can get donations of materials/supplies.

 

We can get assistance from experts in the community. Some possibilities include MIT and Battelle. Other expert connections?

 

Lego Build

Demonstrate the build of the vehicles we have designed.

 

  • The vehicle must be able to move on the table
  • The vehicle can use either wall power with a 12volt adapter or batteries.
  • The vehicle must be able to sense and respond to its environment.
  • Maximum durability and minimum parts/weight.

 

2-12-09

ROV Project

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/

http://flickr.com/photos/wrwetzel/sets/72057594066388542/

http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72057594127585656/

 

The body of the vehicle will be based on the design from two years ago.

Members of the class will need to build components for the vehicle that will help solve the missions.

 

Handouts

Mission props photos - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/Mission%20Prop%20Photos_SolidWorks.pdf

 

Engineering and Communication report/presentation - http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2009/2009_Engineering_Communication_FINAL.pdf

 

 

Google Document of ROV information

Did your email make it to Mr. Connors?

Check the list. http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhmvbz77_0d8cmbh4w

If there is no email, then you have a zero for the assignment.

Come after school today if you need help.

 

Lego Build

On the first class after vacation, we will demonstrate the build of the vehicles we have designed.

 

  • The vehicle must be able to move on the table
  • The vehicle can use either wall power with a 12volt adapter or batteries.
  • The vehicle must be able to sense and respond to its environment.
  • Maximum durability and minimum parts/weight.

 

 

2-11-09

ROV Project

Group discussion:

Roles:

  1. timekeeper(keep group on time schedule)
  2. scribe(s), (take notes and type up info for later reference)

In one 1 minute (pick one):

  • Explain the competition Missions
  • Find three things that interest you in the history of submarines
  • How can we win the most points?

 

Google Document

Share your google docs page with the questions from homework

Share it as a web page

Email a link to your page to duxtech@gmail.com

You will be adding to this page throughout the semester.

Each time you add more information, you will add to the TOP of the page. This will keep the page fresh with new content.

 

 

Lego build project

Make your lego robot so that it can move on the table with no more than two motors driving the wheels or treads.

Make the touch sensor so that it can trigger from just about any direction.

The vehicle should be made with a minumum of parts and a maximum of durability.

 

On Friday, we will demonstrate the vehicles.

Be prepared to explain what you have built, and why you have built it this way.

 

 

2-9-09

ROV Project

Get a copy of the information packet on the MATE Competition.

This is a big project.

Read through the information.

in your Google docs, add to your page on the competition with these questions:

Explain the competiton Missions

Find three things that interest you in the history of submarines

How can we win the most points?

 

Lego build project

Make your lego robot so that it can move on the table with no more than two motors driving the wheels or treads.

Make the touch sensor so that it can trigger from just about any direction.

The vehicle should be made with a minumum of parts and a maximum of durability.

 

 

2-6-09

Term 3 Project

Discussion about the two project options for the Term 3 Project, MATE Underwater ROV and BU Design competition.

 

Homework

hand in your written assignment

 

Quick build

show your quick build robot

 

What can be done to improve:

Structure

Motion

Sensing and Decision making

 

 

2-4-09

Term 3 Project

Discussion about the two project options for the Term 3 Project, MATE Underwater ROV and BU Design competition.

 

Quick build

Make a simple robot that will move and respond to its environment.

Use only the legos available in the room.

The next extension of this will be to make a robot that will move as slowly and with the highest torque possible.

 

 

2-3-09

Term 3 Project

For homework

  • Bring in a padlock for Friday.
  • Write about the two projects that we have looked at. Use Google Documents. Put your course email address at the top as your name. Print the document and bring it to class on Friday.

 

 

 

  1. Briefly explain what the goal of each project is.
  2. What you would need to build to successfully compete in the event.
  3. Choose one of the two competitions, and tell why we should aim for that competition. What would be fun? What would be challenging? What would we gain in experience? How could you use the experience in later months or years of your life?

 

We will have a discussion in class about the two competitions and work towards one.

 

If students would like to work on the other competion as well, you are welcome to come after school for full access to the tools and equipment of the lab.

 

 

Here are links to the project sites:

MATE underwater project:

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/

http://flickr.com/photos/wrwetzel/sets/72057594066388542/

http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72057594127585656/

 

BU Design competition

http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/

http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72157594155726509/

http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/gallery/2007/

 

RoboticSystems

Work in Pairs to build a simple, functional robot car that can

Move on a table - Movement

Hold together without falling apart - Structure

Have power from either batteries or wall adaptor - Power

Sense its environment and respond - Sensing and Decision Making

 

 

2-2-09

RoboticSystems

Using Google Documents, we will make a collection of resources and information on each of the RoboticSystems

 

Projects for Term 3

Working with RoboticSystems

Design and build a simple robotic car

Using legos, make a car that can move and respond to its environment

 

 

Designing and Building for a robotics competition

  • MATE competition

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/

http://flickr.com/photos/wrwetzel/sets/72057594066388542/

http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72057594127585656/

  • BU Design competition

http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/

http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72157594155726509/

http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/gallery/2007/

 

1-29-09

RoboticsSystems -

http://dhsrobotics.pbwiki.com/RoboticsSystems

Structure What the robot is made of: how the components are held together.

Motion - How the robot moves: mechanisms, motors, arms, wheels and other components.

Power - Where the robot stores energy and how it uses energy for movement and other outputs: electrical, hydraulic pneumatic and other system.

Sensing and Decision making - How the robot knows about its environment and what it can do about it: Microcontrollers, computers, sensors, circuits, video and audio monitors.

 

Online accounts:

Each student will need to make an online account. The naming of the account is important for consistency, so read the document linked below for more information:

http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/ComputerBasedLearning

 

homework:

create a gmail account.

Your profile name must be:

FirstnameLastinitialDHSRoboticsSpring09@gmail.com

  1. Bring in a print of the profile page to class on Monday

You will be using your gmail account to make your documentation and other projects during the semester.

  1. Bring in your safety release form signed on Monday

 

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