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Robotics Workshop Roadmap 2018-2019 (Future Engineers)

posted on October 3, 2018 by Mark Roxberry
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The roadmap for the robotics elective for this school year.

Roadmap

Goals

  1. Full Participation
  2. Foundations
  3. Exploration

Preparation

  1. Batteries
  2. Laptop checks
  3. Kit checks
  4. Environment Building Materials

Challenges

  1. The Crucible (Obstacle Course) - December
  2. Security Gadget - February
  3. Spin Art - March
  4. Egg Roll Race - April
  5. Sumo Robots - May
  6. Into Orbit Project - June

Sessions - Module Track

October 2018

  1. Kickoff - Class, software and kits (10/12)
  2. Autonomy (1 - 3 "Drive Forward") (10/19)
  3. Autonomy (4 - 9 "My Block") (10/26)

November 2018

  1. No class on 11/2
  2. Autonomy (10 - 11 "Action Replay") (11/9)
  3. See and Hear (12 - 15 "Distance Control") (11/16)
  4. No class on 11/23
  5. Line Follower (16 - 17 "Follow a Line") (11/30)

December 2018

  1. Hit the Ball (18 - 20 "Hit Red Ball") (12/7)
  2. The Crucible Challenge Design, Practice and Testing (12/14)
  3. The Crucible Challenge and Pizza (12/21) (11:30 - 1:30)

January 2019

  1. No class on 1/4
  2. Complete Palette (21 - 25 "Reset Rotation Sensor") (1/11)
  3. Complete Palette (26 - 32 "Random Duration") (1/18)
  4. Complete Palette (33 - 39 "Multiple Download") (1/25)

February 2019

  1. Security Gadget Challenge (2/1) (11:30 - 1:30)
  2. Data Logging (2/8)
  3. Data Logging (2/15)
  4. Data Logging (2/22)

March 2019

  1. Spin Art Challenge (3/1) (11:30 - 1:30)
  2. Get In Gear (3/8)
  3. Pi Day Belated (Applied Geometry) (3/15)
  4. Sumo Develop Design Test (3/22)
  5. Sumo Develop Design Test (3/29)

April 2019

  1. No class on 4/5
  2. Egg Roll Race (Use Sumo Builds) (4/12)
  3. No class on 4/19
  4. No class on 4/26

May 2019

  1. Sumo Challenge (11:30 - 1:30)
  2. Into Orbit Project Challenge Design, Practice and Testing (5/10)
  3. Into Orbit Project Challenge Design, Practice and Testing (5/17)
  4. No class on 5/24
  5. Into Orbit Project Challenge Design, Practice and Testing (5/31)

June 2019

  1. Into Orbit Project Challenge - Presentations (6/7) (11:30 - 1:30)
  2. Last Day 6/14

Topics

  1. Tools and Kits, Notebooks, Davinci's Notebook
  2. Foundations of Robotics
  3. Latest in Robotics
  4. Power
  5. FLL Into Orbit
  6. Advanced Programming - Arrays

Tools and References

  1. Lego Education Mindstorms
  2. Lego Education Mindstorms Curriculum
  3. Robotics News
  4. MIT News - Robotics
  5. Scratch