Robotics

Robotics

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A miniature model robotic car
Course
Course
Cyber Literacy 1
Subjects
Subjects
Robotics & Coding
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
8
9
10
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
29
Overview
The robotics module makes use of a physical computing platform to engage students in programming while investigating the impacts of technology and its uses. Students create, modify, and troubleshoot increasingly challenging activities as they learn a certain programming language. Cyber Literacy offers three different robotics platform options: Parallax Boe-Bot, Parallax Shieldbot with Arduino, and Parallax cyber:bot with micro:bit.
Cyber Connections
Coding/Programming
Accordion Items
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Flowcharts
Content

Students study flow charts, symbols and parts, and how they relate to planning and organizing expected behaviors of a program.

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Hello World
Content

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.

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ASCIII and Timers
Content

This lesson will introduce students to another method of data exchange with computers: ASCII. Students will compose a new ASCII lookup program

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Timers and LEDs
Content

Students generate and modify programs and circuits to light LEDs, create a visual timer, and incorporate loops.

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Servo Commands
Content

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.

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Centering Servos
Content

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.

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Assemble the Bot
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Students completely assemble their bot by mounting the board, servos, and battery pack to a chassis.

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Test 1
Content

The test is designed to assess the material presented in the first seven Robotics lessons and humanities lesson number 8 on Cyberbullying.

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Retest the Servo and Speakers
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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.

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Basic Navigation and Subroutines
Content

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.

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Tuning Maneuvers
Content

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.

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Whisker Navigation
Content

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.

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Creative Whisker Challenge
Content

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

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Infrared Navigation
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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.

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Infrared Navigation 2
Content

Students compare the functions of the IR circuits to create a program that uses infrared light to avoid objects without contacting them.

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Test 2
Content

This test is designed to assess the material presented in the last seven robotics lessons and humanities lesson number 10 on Robots