Students study flow charts, symbols and parts, and how they relate to planning and organizing expected behaviors of a program.
Students are introduced to the programming software and essential features for successful bot programming. Students will write their first program to test connectivity and explore basic commands and their effects.
This lesson will introduce students to another method of data exchange with computers: ASCII. Students will compose a new ASCII lookup program
Students generate and modify programs and circuits to light LEDs, create a visual timer, and incorporate loops.
Students study the physics behind the servos used on the bot and the commands for proper operation of the servos. Students practice conversions from milliseconds to macro seconds and seconds to duration.
Students continue the concepts and practices from the “Servo Commands” lesson but add modifications that fine tune motion and assure that servos are properly calibrated.
Students completely assemble their bot by mounting the board, servos, and battery pack to a chassis.
The test is designed to assess the material presented in the first seven Robotics lessons and humanities lesson number 8 on Cyberbullying.
In this lesson, students revisit their servo commands and make certain that both servos are calibrated correctly. Students then are introduced to the Piezo speaker and accompanying commands. Students gain an understanding of how the speaker functions, its limits, and capabilities.
This lesson introduces students to methods of recording and calling sections of code to avoid rewriting the same information repeatedly. Students culminate their understanding thus far to generate navigation commands for their bot.
Students will review their work from the previous lesson “Basic Navigation and Subroutines” to finely tune maneuvers and become more precise in their program and navigation.
Students modify their bot and program to include tactile navigation using whiskers. Students will create a bot that effectively maneuvers safely away from objects that it encounters.
Students showcase concepts and components introduced up until this point in a creative method of free expression. Students are encouraged to combine components and functions in creative ways
Students are introduced to infrared light and it’s uses. Students then investigate how the bot uses IR LEDs and receivers to detect objects. Students build and test IR circuits on their bots to prepare for the next lesson.
Students compare the functions of the IR circuits to create a program that uses infrared light to avoid objects without contacting them.
This test is designed to assess the material presented in the last seven robotics lessons and humanities lesson number 10 on Robots