Robotics

 

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 0
    • Wed: Hello! - Welcome to Class!
      • Logon to Computers
      • Logonto Newton Server
      • T ake your picture
      • Drawdoodle with information ab out yourself and just have fun, place your name on it and hand it in at the end of class
      • Buildthe Classroom language/index.php?type=fm&format=tinymce_3_x&group=tinymce&prefix=filemanager_" type="text/javascript"> Code of Conduct
    • Thurs: Complete the surveys for  YuGiOh Personality Card
    • Fri: Complete the  YuGiOh Personality Card and 
      • Place in the class period 'YuGiOh Pictures' folder in the Le Duc Class Folder in the SHARED DIRECTORY ON NEWTON SERVER
      • Create an edublogs.orgblog account
        • Email Mr. Le Duc your edublogs web address at sleduc@osd.wednet.edu
  • Week 1
    • Mon: Finish creating your blog at edublogs.org
    • Tues: Work on your Recipe for Success
    • Wed: Finishand present your Recipe for Success
      • Watchthe Grade book Overview
        • Projects are 60% of semester grade
        • Class work is 20% of semester grade
        • The Final and Portfolio (Blog or Journal) are both 10%
    • Thurs: Finishpresenting Recipes for Success
      • ReviewBlog Settings Basics
        • Set time zone to CMT -7:00
        • Select a theme you like
        • Place a picture, from a URL, into your Recipe for Success blog entry
    • Fri: Participate in the Netsmart.orgInternet safety presentation
      • Create a blog entry reflecting on what our learned and how you feel about in the presentation
  • Week 2
    • Mon: Participate in Robotics Mission Statement Presentation
      • ReviewRobotics Class Goals, Values and Teams
      • 1.1. What is a Robot? 
        • Participate in presentation
        • Create list of robots in daily life
    • Tues: Publish a YouTube video of an NXT robot in action from yesterday's research
      • Watch PW Singer's Video about robots and war
      • Create a blog post titled What is a Robot
      • Answer these questions in your blog entry
        • As robot intelligence advances, will there come a point where:
          • robots have rights?
          • robots must be cared for and maintained by their owner (like pets today)?
          • robots need to be paid for their work (monetary, system upgrades, etc.)?
          • robots can be charged with a crime?
    • Wed: Reviewvideo from yesterday
      • Discuss blog posts
      • Set up NXT robot kits
    • Thurs: Particpatewith organizing and cataloging NXT Kits 
      • 1.2. Intro to NXT
      • 1.3. Identify parts
    • Fri: Continue robot build
  • Week 3
    • Mon: Reviewbot builds and battery protocol
    • Tues: Finish sections and robot builds
    • Wed: Beginbuilding the golf challenge with two motors and a platform to hold your golf - soccer arm
    • Thurs: Test swing and perform contest
    • Fri: Performcontest
      • Post a blog entry titled  GOLF, including answers to the following questions:
        1. What you learned from your build?
        2. What you learned from watching the competition?
        3. Define Faraday's Principle in your own words
  • Week 4
    • Mon: Watch video on circuits
      • Create post titled: Circuits
        • Describe the four parts of a circuit 
        • Name an example of a circuit 
        • Categorize the parts of a given circuit 
        • Differentiate between Insulators, Conductors and Semiconductors 
        • Name an examples of Insulators, Conductors and Semiconductors
      • Breakdown bots from previous challenge
      • TestNXT circuits
    • Tues: Reviewcircuits with a short NXT quiz
      •  
        • Name NXT components that are examples of Insulators, Conductors and Semiconductors
        • Describe the NXT components that make up the four parts of an NXT circuit
      • Learn about powering the NXT
        • Explain the advantages of each power scheme
        • Identify the different ways to power the NXT
      • CompleteNXT test circuits worksheet
        • Interpret measured sensor values
        • Measure the value of a sensor under various test conditions
        • Display the value of a sensor on the NXT screen
    • Wed: Hand in worksheets
      • Fill in worksheet about what is a computer and Moore's Law
    • Thurs: Finish computer history presentations and hand inworksheet
      • Build basic tri-bot again
    • Fri: Finishrebuilding your tri-bot
      • EmailMr. Le Duc how you feel about your team
        • Remember to reflect on your own and your teammates performance.
        • Remember to not comment on them as a person
  • Week 5
    • Mon: Microprocessors and NXT
      • Explore microprocessors
      • BeginPBJ Computer Instructions exercise
      • Fill in the microprocessor worksheet
    • Tues: Work to test out programs
    • Wed: Begin running PBJ programs
    • Thurs: Finishprogramming exercise
      • Begin Unit 3 Firmware and software work
      • Fill in the worksheet
    • Fri: Continue filling in the worksheet
  • Week 6
    • Mon: Participate in Angela Kuhn visit from Art Institute of Seattle, aii.edu
    • Tues: Complete the on brick programming assignment
    • Wed: Wrap up Unit 3
    • Thurs: Begin Unit 4
    • Fri: NO SCHOOL
  • Week 7
    • Mon: Create accounts in e;" href="http://moo.osd.wednet.edu">Moodle
      • Continue working on Unit 4
    • Tues: Continue working on Unit 4 How Long
    • Wed: Log in to Moodle and join class
      • Continue working on Unit 4 How Long
    • Thurs: FinishHow Long and work on going straight challenge extenion
      • Verify that you can log into the Class Page on Moodle
    • Fri: Review move activities and reflecton best practices and strategies
      • Create a blog post titled, Movement Observations
  • Week 8
    • Mon: Work on Unit 5
    • Tues: Work on Unit 5
    • Wed: Report out on Line Count exercise
    • Thurs: Explore VoiceThread and Moodle for accessing lessons and publishing work
    • Fri: Continue exploring VoiceThread and Gear Challenge
  • Week 9
    • Mon: Work on Gearing and the Dragster Challenge
    • Tues: Continue working on Dragster
    • Wed: Preparefor drag race
      • 1st team ready please help build the raceway
        • 20 feet long, with a line of tape down the middle
        • Line of tape for the starting line
        • Line of tape for the finish line
    • Fri: Drag Race!
  • Week 10
    • Mon: Finish Drag Race!
      • Create a video with Photo Booth to show me your dragster
      • Explainwhat was unique about it
        • One video per team
      • Upload the video into VoiceThread
    • Tues: Finish drag race!
    • Wed-Thurs: Finishposting VoiceTreads video of describing your dragsters
      • Can someone post the video of the drag race?
    • Fri: Begin Unit 6.1Taking Turns - Mr. Le Duc's Video Explanation
      • The Maze challenge
        • Students should be able to use both point and swing turns and understand the differences between them
        • Students should also understand the U-turn, although there is no challenge which prescribes its use.
        • Before tackling the Maze challenge, students should review:
          • Video Trainer 2: Basics: Programming Primers: Thinking About Programming
          • Video Trainer 2: Basics: Programming Primers: Planning and Behavior
            • These videos cover breaking down a large task into smaller behaviors, and then breaking down those behaviors until one can describe the behaviors in terms of the instructions available in the programming language.
            • A Flow Chart provides a way of arranging these identified behaviors in a graphical/visual format. It allows students to design their program at a higher level (the behavioral level) without getting caught up in programming details. This separation between program design and program detail becomes increasingly i mportant as students take on more complex programming tasks.
  • Week 11
    • Mon: Continueworking on Video Trainer, 
      • then start the first Task Assignment for Unit 6: “Turning”
      • Remember: In the Maze Challenge, have students describe how they tackled the problem:
        • How did they break down the challenge?
        • How did they approach each piece?
        • What techniques did they use:
          • Guess and check only?
          • View mode to determine the number of rotations for a given maneuver
          • Reuse program pieces that were repeated?
          • Use proportions to scale turns and distances?
        • Have students share their different approaches so everyone can see how one problem can have many solutions and how other techniques can be used to reduce the tedious guess-and-check method. Challenge and Extend
        • For students that finish quicker than their peers, have them:
          • Assist their peers
          • Provide a more elaborate maze challenge (give 4 locations they are required to visit in the maze)
          • Explore ways to improve the "repeatability" of the robots performance (always end up at the same exact same location)
    • Tues-Wed: Snow Days
  • Week 12
  • Week 13
    • Mon: Continue working on 6.2 Dizzy Drill
    • Tues: Finish Dizzy Drill and finish the flash light follower exercise
    • Wed: Begin working on  6.4 Motor Block and the Turning Challenge
    • Thurs: Continue working on motor block challenge and the Third Motor Challenge
    • Fri: Continue working on motor block challenge and the Third Motor Challenge
  • Week 14
    • Mon: Finish working on motor block challenge and the Third Motor Challenge
    • Tues: Demonstrate the third motor challenge
    • Wed: Participate in Remote Sumo Challenge
    • Thurs: Flow Chart The Motor Block program
    • Fri: Participate in Career Center presentation
  • Week 15
    • Mon: Review tagging robot options
    • Tues: Work on tagging challenge
    • Wed: Continue working on tagging challenge
    • Thurs: Continue tagging challenge
    • Fri: Finish tagging challenge
  • Week 16
    • Mon: Begin the Robo-Tagger "10" Challenge
      • Finish columns 2 to 3 by end of class
    • Tues: Test measurements and finish worksheet
    • Wed: Finish RoboTagger "10" Challenge
    • Thurs: Write the pseudocode sheet for the Move Until Touch Challenge in Unit 7
    • Fri: Write 10 computers terms in the 1st 15 minutes of the film TRON on a piece of paper and hand in before the end of class
  • Week 17
    • Tues: Completepseudo code sheet and hand it
      • Begin coding for the Move Until Touch Challenge
    • Wed: Complete challenge in 4 tries
    • Thurs: Complete pseudo code sheet and hand it
      • Begin coding for the Move Until Near Challenge
    • Fri: Complete the challenge in 4 tries
  • Week 18
    • Mon: Create a challenge including all four sensors for the class to complete
      • Post your challenge to your blog titled, Homemade Robot Challenge
      • As a class vote on the best challenge
      • The winning team does not have to do the challenge, but needs to build the course and be available to help other teams
    • Tues: Prepare for homemade challenge
      • Post your Pseudo code in a blog entry titled, Homemade Robot Challenge Pseudo Code
        • Include these sections in your blog entry
          • Team Name:
          • Member Names:
          • Major Tasks 
          • Steps/Actions (also use as comments) (what you would say to your Mom)
          • NXT Commands
          • RoboMath (calculations)
    • Wed: Continue working on the Challenge
    • Thurs: Execute the challenge
      • You get four tries, as usual
    • Fri: Finish challenge and blog entry
  • Week 19
    • Mon: Complete Pseudocode sheet for Sumo Challenge with all four sensors and start bot build
    • Tues: Continue building bot
    • Wed: FINALS - Sumo Challenge

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