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Title: Build Your Own Robot Arm
Url: http://www.tryengineering.org/lesson_detail.php?lesson=5
Publisher: Try Engineering
Description: This is a lesson plan to develop a robot arm using common materials. Students will explore design, construction, teamwork, and materials selection and use. Although stated as suitable for high school students it could be used in an introductory CC course in robotics to stress concepts. The full lesson plan and student worksheet are available as PDFs. Participating teams of three or four students are provided with a bag of simple materials. Each team must use the materials to design and build a working robot arm. The robot arm must be at least 18 inches in length and be able to pick up an empty Styrofoam cup. Teams of students must agree on a design for the robot arm and identify what materials will be used. Students will draw a sketch of their agreed upon design prior to construction. Resulting robot arms are then tested and checked for range of motion and satisfaction of the given criteria.
LC Classification: Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General) -- Structural analysis. Theory of structures -- Static loading conditions -- Stresses
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General) -- Personal robotics
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Vocational Education
Vocational Education -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Technical
Key Concept: Computer science -- Robotics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: TryEngineering
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-11-18 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-29 09:58:49 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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