Overview

In this lesson we will focus on finishing the construction of the V5 Clawbot and creating an alogrythm to write your name.

Outcomes Covered

  • ETL 1130: Robotics 1
    • 4. demonstrate basic competencies
    • 5. make personal connections to the cluster content and processes to inform possible pathway choices
  • CSE 1110: Structed Programming 1
    • 1. demonstrate introductory structured programming skills by writing sequential algorithms to solve problems involving input, processing and output
    • 2. translate algorithms into source code, convert the source code into machine executable form, execute and debug, as required
    • 3. analyze and compare the results of the program with the intent of the algorithm and modify as required
    • 4. demonstrate basic competencies
    • 5. make personal connections to the cluster content and processes to inform possible pathway choices

Materials

  • Computer /w Vex V5 Blocks installed
  • USB Type A to USB Micro Cable
  • Base Bot from the Basic Ball Lesson

Construction

Please note the instructions continue off where your basicbot ended.

Challenge: Making a Mark

In this challenge, you need to program your robot to write your name (or some other phrase) on a piece of paper.

To complete the challenge, you will need:

  • Preparing Your Canvas
  • Adding the Marker to Your Robot
  • Preparing Your Robot

Start by lifting the robot arm up so that it is parallel to the ground. You can prop the arm up with a box if necessary. Next, completely close the claw. Once the claw is closed, weave a capped marker into the claw between each set of the rubber bands as shown in the image. The drawing end of the capped marker should be facing the floor.

  • Practicing Movement
  • Planning Your Drawing

Power on the V5 Robot Brain. Make sure the V5 Robot Brain is paired with the V5 Controller and run the Drive program so that you’re able to wirelessly drive your robot with the controller.

  • Drawing with Your Robot

Further

This section is reservered to AP like challenges for students wanting to take their learning further.

Mark as Complete
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