Students will learn the math behind programming their robot to accomplish various tasks on the Lego Space Field. Trial and error programming is not encouraged.
Students will learn to program their robots using the EV3 software to accomplish various tasks based on the measurements taken on the space field.
Students will design and build end effectors on their robots to accomplish the tasks on their space fields.
Using VEX IQ robots, the first challenge is coding the robot to get through a course on “Mars” that meets requirements such as calculating speed, turns and various obstacles.
Using Easy C programming software, which allows for drag and drop or actual script coding for the indoor challenge course.
The second robotics challenge involves students receiving points for recovering and correctly identifying different rock samples on the Mars Yard.
Students must design and build a VEX robot, which has an end effector that can recover these rock samples and return them to base. Students use the remotes for this part of the challenge because it takes place outside on the Mars Yard terrain.
Participants learn the importance of the space capsule parachute system that helps robots get safely onto other planets in order for us to explore other worlds.
Students will design and build a parachute and capsule system to slow the capsule down and a sphero robot after being dropped 4 stories in Space Center Houston.