• 12/12/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 12/12/2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyRffPe4Vq8

    https://education.vex.com/eduvex/edr/stem-labs/

    Modify Clawbot

    3.5: The Can Cleanup Challenge

    The following challenge gives students the opportunity to test their robot and use the full range of its functionality.
    To perform this challenge you will need the following:

    • A completed VEX Clawbot
    • 14 empty cans (or similarly sized plastic bottles)
    • A container to act as a goal, approximately 2” wide x 2” long x 1” high
    • Approximately 12’x12’ of open space

    To perform this challenge you will need to complete the following steps.

    1. In the center of your open space, create a large pyramid using 14 cans.
      1. Make a square base of 9 cans.
      2. On top of this base, place a second level of 4 cans, approximately centred on the base of 9 cans.
      3. On top of the second level, place a single can, approximately centered.
    2. Place the empty container approximately 8’ away from the cans.
    3. Place the Clawbot next to the empty container.
    4. Using the VEXnet Joystick to control the robot, try to place as many cans as possible into the goal in a period of two minutes.
    5. Repeat the challenge to see if it is possible to increase the number of cans scored.
    6. If there are multiple robots in the class, try playing this challenge as a head to head game. Add a second goal,
      and have the two robots race to see which is able to score the most cans in a two minute time period.
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  • 12/10/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 12/10/2019
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  • 12/6/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 12/6/2019

    Continue to Build your Clawbot in your new group.

    Clawbot instructions:

    Clawbot Instructions

    Loops in Manufacturing

    Robots are capable of doing the same task over and over by using loops. There are many advantages to having robots do repetitive tasks. Robots do not get tired, and do not need breaks (as long as they have constant power). For this reason, robots have become instrumental in manufacturing where robots can continuously do tasks which would be more difficult, or even dangerous, for humans.
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  • 12/4/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 12/4/2019

    Build your Clawbot in your new group.

    Clawbot instructions:

    Clawbot Instructions

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  • 11/25/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/25/2019

    Clawbot instructions:

    Clawbot Instructions

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  • 11/21/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/21/2019

    Do Now/ Activity:

    Take 1/2 of the block to finish your build and then
    write up on paper what simple machines and/or gear ratios you used
    what sensors you used and why (even if it is as simple to start and stop the motor)

    Describe how your machine works and what you would like to do better

    Present build

    Turn in a copy of your code,
                  your sketches
                  your write up

     

    Next up:  Build Clawbots*****New Groups!

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  • 11/19/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/19/2019

    Do Now/ Activity:

    Take 1/2 of the block to finish your build and then
    write up on paper what simple machines and/or gear ratios you used
    what sensors you used and why (even if it is as simple to start and stop the motor)

    Describe how your machine works and what you would like to do better

    Present build

    Turn in a copy of your code,
                  your sketches
                  your write up

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  • 11/15/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/15/2019

    Activity:  Continue developing your robot that satisfies the constraints.

                  When the code is written:  Turn in the code wih your sketch

                  When presenting your build, you will discuss why you used specific
                      sensors, motors and configurtions of gears and simple machines.

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  • 11/8/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/8/2019

    Do Now:  Today we will have a Mechanical Advantage and Gear Ratio Quiz

    Activity:  Once done work on your pull toy-We will parade them Wednesday.

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  • 11/6/19

    Posted by Alexis Mallory on 11/5/2019

    Do Now:   Review MA and GR: Take good notes
                    Mechanical Advantage

                    Ask your questions?  There is a open note quiz next block-10 questions

    Activity:   Build your Pull Toy

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