Overview

In this lesson we are going to focus on creating a basic robot to play Basic Ball. What is basic ball? Well… think of soccer played by retangular robots and you will have a good idea. Let’s get started.

Basic Bot final product

Outcomes Covered

  • ETL 1130: Robotics 1
    • 1. describe the evolution and applications of robotics systems
    • 2. identify and classify programmable robotics systems and subsystems
    • 4. demonstrate basic competencies
    • 5. make personal connections to the cluster content and processes to inform possible pathway choices
  • CSE 1110: Structed Programming 1
    • 4. demonstrate basic competencies
    • 5. make personal connections to the cluster content and processes to inform possible pathway choices

Materials

Look at the picture below, you will find all the required materials. Make sure they are in your kit.

Required materials for basic bot.

Construction

Use the images below to help construct your robot. For your first build it is recommended that you follow these instructions. Later, when you have a better understanding feel free to modify it to suit your needs. Please note that these instructions were create by Vex Robotics.

Connecting

Now that your robot is built it is time to start exploring how it works. First we must connect your basic bot to the controller. While the process should be realtively simple you can follow the pictures below.

Play

Finally, it is time to play Basic Ball! Depending on what is available, we will play the game in the gym or theatre. The goal of the game is to put the ball in the other team’s net. It is pretty much soccer with robotics.

Further

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

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