Robotics

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 1(Feb. 7-11)
    • Mon: Review unit 7
      • Slight team restructure
      • Revised seating
    • Tues: Work on Repeat Behaviors Worksheet and hand in at end of class
    • Wed: Work on Repeat Behaviors Worksheet
    • Thurs: Finish 1st three Repeat Behavior exercises on worksheet and hand in at end of class
    • Fri: Review problems with previous challenges and begin Buried Treasure II Challenge

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  • Week 2(Feb. 14-17)
    • Mon: Work on the Buried Treasure II Challenge
    • Tues: Continue working on challenge
      • Fix NXT software lag
    • Wed: Challenge must be completed by the end of class
      • Hand in signed sheets
      • Post Screenshot of Software to blog
    • Thurs:

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  • Week 3 (Feb. 22-25)
    • Tues: Begin Sentry 2 Challenge
    • Wed: Work on Sentry 2 Challenge
    • Thurs: SNOW DAY
    • Fri: SNOW DAY

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  • Week 4(Feb. 28-Mar. 3)
    • Mon: Work on Sentry 2 Challenge
    • Tues: Finish Sentry 2 Challenge
    • Wed: Attempt to complete the Robo Slalom Course in 15 seconds or less without hitting any of the boxes
      • Ask Hannu how he got the robot to move faster
        • He was the first person to figure out one of the tricks to get the bot to move faster down the line
      • Help other teams if you successful compete the challenge
      • Have Mrs. Brown confirm that you completed the challenge :)
    • Thurs: Complete challenge course in fastest time possible

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  • Week 5 (Mar. 7-11)
    • Mon: Start Challenge - Obstacle Course
      • Create a blog post with your written description for the challenge
    • Tues: Work on Challenge - Obstacle Course
    • Wed: Finish challenge
    • Thurs: Begin Decision Sumo Challenge
      • Use three motors
      • Include at least 2 decisions, where the program has to respond to 2 different sensors, not including the light sensor
    • Fri: Work on challenge

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  • Week 6(Mar. 14-18)
    • Mon: Finish challenge
      • Gunnar and Vivek are planning to come Tuesday night to the CTE expo. Anyone else?
    • Tues: Conduct the sumo challenge
    • Wed: HSPE testing
    • Thurs: Begin the Buried Treasure III Challenge
      • Build a basic tribot
      • Remember you cannot skip steps!
      • Comment your code
    • Fri: Continue the Buried Treasure III Challenge

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  • Week 7(Mar. 21-25)
    • Mon: Continue the Buried Treasure III Challenge
    • Tues: Continue the Buried Treasure III Challenge
    • Wed: Finish Buried Treasure III
    • Thurs: Start Unit 11
      • Build a trottle control for your robot and employ data hubs
    • Fri: Finish throttle challenge

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  • Week 8(Mar. 28 - Apr. 1)
    • Mon: Install Video Trainer 2.0
      • Begin School Zone Challenge
    • Tues: Complete the school zone challenge
      • Post blog entry with screenshot of commented code
    • Wed: Start the Variables Activity under Advanced Tab in Video Trainer 2.0
      • Robot goes into cave and makes reading and comes out and reports it
    • Thurs: Complete Variables Activity
    • Fri: Continue working on challenge

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SPRING BREAK

  • Week 9(Apr. 11-15)
    • Mon: Continue working on challenge
    • Tues: Finish Automatic Thresholds Challenge
      • Post blog entry titled, Automatic Threshold with commented code 
    • Wed: Start Pipeline Challenge
    • Thurs: Work on challenge
    • Fri: Finish challenge and post blog entry titled, Pipeline Challenge with commented code

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  • Week 10(Apr. 18-20)
    • Mon: Complete the Pipeline Challenge and get your metal robot
    • Tues:  Complete the Pipeline Challenge and get your metal robot
    • Wed:  Complete the Pipeline Challenge and get your metal robot

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  • Week 11(Apr. 25-29)
    • Mon: Complete safety information assessment
      • Take leadership role to develop Metal May
      • Contribute resources and ideas to the wiki
    • Tues: Take quiz, begin researching, begin installing Windows and Robot C
    • Wed: Continue researching your team's goals from yesterday
    • Thurs: Join the 'new' wiki and publish material to the wiki
      • Contribute at least three good resources
        • Turn them into web links
        • Write a sentence or two why it's a good resource
    • Fri: Continue working on resources

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  • Week 12(May 2-5)
    • Mon: Install robot C, Virtual World (H99) world and Tetrix software
    • Tues: Participate in Mr. Carlson's safety presentation
    • Wed: Mr. Steele visit
      • Contribute to the class wiki safety page
      • Help establish our safety protocol
      • Start building the mantis bot
    • Thurs: Establish personal and team goals for the class
      • Sign safety protocol

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  • Week 13(May 9-13)
    • Mon: Continue working on your research responsibility
    • Tues: Continue working on your research
    • Wed: Work on bots
    • Thurs: Work on bots
    • Fri: Work on bots

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  • Week 14(May 16-20)
    • Mon: Updates on progress
    • Tues: Build bots
    • Wed: Build bots
    • Thurs: Build bots
    • Fri: Build bots

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  • Week 15(May 23-27
    • Mon:  Build bots
    • Tues: Build bots
    • Wed: Build bots
    • Thurs: Build bots
    • Fri: Finish challenge and email commented code to Mr. Le Duc

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  • Week 16(May 31 - June 3)
    • Tues: PrepareTetrix Bots for obstacle course with controller
      • Seniors build NXT Bots for challenge next week
    • Wed: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Thurs: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Fri: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge

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  • Week 17(June 6-10)
    • Mon: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Tues: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Wed: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Thurs: Continue working on remote control challenge or Senior NXT challenge
    • Fri: Take apart robots and prepare for challenges next week
      • Rules
      • MyBlocks Tutorial for RoboTagger
      • Teams
        • Spy Crab
          • Karoyce Living and Koltin Richter
            • Tagger
        • Decepticon
          • Joel Christopher and Brent Chapin
            • Dragster
            • Sumo
        • Pwnology
          • Jason Barrett and Allan Deutsch
            • Tagger
            • Sumo
        • Cougars
          • Brandon Whitney and Filipp Braun
            • Dragster
        • SupaTeam
          • David Holm
            • Sumo
        • Aurora
          • Aurora Rodriguez
            • Sumo
        • GenTECH
          • Alec Temple
          • Russell Felix
          • Michael Kim
          • Jerry Jia
            • Dragster
            • Sumo

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  • Week 18(June 13-17)
    • Mon: Work on competition robots
    • Tues: Work on competition robots
    • Wed: Work on competition robots
    • Thurs: Participate in robot competition at Knox Center / Avanti H.S.
      • Bus leaves the lower lot at 8AM
    • Fri: Clean up bot kits and organize resources for summer work

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  • Week 19(FINALS)
    • Mon: Clean up bot kits and organize resources for summer work
    • Tues: Clean up bot kits and organize resources for summer work
    • Wed: FINAL: Clean up bot kits and organize resources for summer work

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