GenTECH - Fall 2009

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Intro

Robotics Robotics Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

Check
Log
Books
Skills
Slam
Criterion
J & K Due

Area of
Impact 1
Skills
Slam

Area of
Impact 3
Skills
Slam

Robotics

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Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

Start
Project

Criterion
G Due

Check
Log
Books
Databases
Slam

Criterion 
H Due

Project
Product
Due
Skills
Slam

Area of
Impact 1

Skills
Slam
Area of
Impact 3
Skills
Slam
Robotics

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Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

Robotics
Project
Topic
Selected

Check
Log
Books
Web Design
Robotics

Check
Log
Books
Skills
Slam
Criterion
I Due

Project
Paper
and
Log
Book
Due
Skills
Slam

Area of
Impact 2
Skills
Slam

ITGS
Exams
May 20
Paper 1
12:30 -
2:00
May 21
Paper 2
8:00 -
10:30 

Robotics

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Robotics Robotics Robotics

Break

Check 
Log 
Books
Webpages


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Log
Books
Skills
Slam

Skills
Slam

Area of
Impact 2
Skills
Slam

Robotics

 

Color Legend

Robotics
Check Log Book/Project
Exam Prep
Slam - Social and Ethical Issues and Terms
Area of Impact
Information Technology Skills Development

Due Dates

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 1
    • Class introduction and expectations
      • We will build a portfolio of web work to showcase our skills development
    • Using the Mac computers, quick tour
    • Logging onto the student servers
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
    • Acquainting ourselves with our NXT robot parts
    • Robotics Teams
    • Netsmartz presentation
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
    • Mon: Building 1st Program for NXT Robot
    • Tues: Preparing for next Presentation Slam
    • Wed: Presentation Slam
    • Thur: NXT Video 1 and 2
    • Fri: Teams for the REM Bot, straight line exercise
      • Manager person
        • Watch the firmware videos
        • Document the best known method (BKM) for the firmware robot
      • Hardware person
        • Build REM bot
      • Software person
        • Watch the 3 NXT Video Trainer software primer videos
      • Who's Doing What
  • Week 7
    • Mon: Robot Build
    • Tues: Straight Ahead
      • “Using the NXT Video Trainer” VT _Basics
      • “Using the NXT Programming Software” VT _Basics
      • “Moving Straight” VT_Behaviors
      • Document Observations (“NVT Observation” PPT)  
      • “Full Speed Ahead” (plus “Wheels and Distances”) REI_Projects
    • Wed: Cont. straight ahead build
    • Thurs: Report out and  cont. straight ahead build
  • Week 8
    • Mon: Moving with Sound
      1. “Move until Sound” VT_Behaviors
      2. “Clap on/Clap off” (plus “Frequency and Amplitude”) REI_Projects
      3. Document Projects and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
    • Tues- Thurs: Getting in Gear & Seeing the Light
      1. “Get in Gear” (plus “Gears and Speed”) REI_Projects
      2. “Move until Dark” VT_Behaviors (Note: Skip Step 10)
      3. Document Projects and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
    • Fri: Team responsibilities roles and grading discussion, working on bots
  • Week 9
    • Mon: Finish dragster bot for tomorrow's competition
    • Tues: Dragster competition
    • Wed: Intellectual Property Slam prep
    • Thurs: Slam presentations
    • Fri: Finish slams and begin "Turning" VT Behaviors
  • Week 10
    • Mon: “Dizzy Drills” VT_Challenges
    • Tues:  “Right Face” (REI_Projects)
    • Wed: NO SCHOOL
    • Thurs: “Measured Turns” (REI_Projects)
  • Week 11
    • Mon: “Buried Treasure, Part 1” VT_Challenges
    • Tues: Operating System Slam - Day 1
    • Wed: Operating System Slam - Day 2
    • Thrus: Document Projects and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
    • Fri: Engineering Challenge #2 – Tagger
      • “Engineering Process” Video:  REII_Engineering
      • “Project Planning” Video:  REII_Engineering
      • Tagger Challenge
      • Write “CHS” in on blank whiteboard
      • Block letter, at least 10” high, even spacing & straight (within 1/2”)
      • Document Plan
      • Document Project and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
  • Week 12
    • Mon: Finishing Tagger Challenge
    • Tues: Finish Tagger Challenge and Document Plan
    • Wed: Art Institute of Seattle Visit
  • Week 13
    • Mon: Share Tagger Challenge BKM's
    • Tues: Finishing Tagger Challenge
    • Wed: Share out BKM's and 
    • Thurs and Fri: Start See and Touch
      • “Move Until Touch” VT_Behaviors
      • “Move Until Near” VT_Behaviors
      • Review “Programming Primer” VT_Basics Videos 1 thru 3
      • “Buried Treasure, Part 2” VT_Challenges 
      • Document Projects and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
  • Week 14
    • Mon: Continue See and Touch
    • Tues: Finishing See and Touch
    • Wed: Decisions, Decisions…..
    • Thurs: Continue work
    • Fri: Continue work
  • Week 15
    • Mon: Continue Challenges
    • Tues: Continue Challenges
    • Wed: Continue Challenges
    • Thurs: Continue Challenges and Prepare for Sumo
    • Fri: Email Mr. Le Duc your problem/project idea before the end of class for full credit, this assignment can not be made up later
  • Week 16
    • Mon: Finishing Repeat Behavior and Obstacle Detection
    • Tues: Finishing Repeat Behavior and Obstacle Detection, start Sumo prep
    • Wed: Sumo prep
    • Thurs: Sumo prep
    • Fri: Sumo Challenge Score Guide
  • Week 17
    • Mon: Sumo BKM
    • Tues: Jigsaw project samples and discuss project due dates
    • Wed: More project samples review
    • Thurs: Blogs, journals and working Criterion G
    • Fri: Criterion G published and blogs set up
  • Week 18
    • Tues: Check log starts, samples review, criterion H review, SurveyMonkey.com
    • Wed: Web Design - Day 0
    • Thurs: Follow the Line
      • “Line Following” VT_Behaviors
      • “Follow the Guidelines” (and “Faster Line Tracking”) REI_Projects
      • Line Follower Challenge
      • Document Projects and BKMs (Best Known Methods - learning/tips&tricks to share)
    • Fri: Continue Follow the Line
  • Week 19
  • Week 20
    • Mon: Robotics Line Follow Continued
    • Tues: Robotics Line Follow Continued
    • Final: Demonstrate Robotics Line Follow

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