Robotic Quadruped with VEX-IQ
robots summer camp;robotics projects

Duration:

One Week Workshop.

Track:

Computational Programming and Engineering — Grade 7-12

Description

Past workshops have shown that students become more engaged when working with robots that have "walking structure" rather than just wheel-based ones. You will learn how to build and program to automate a Quadruped, - a four-legged robot. You will program to simulate various types of quadruped movements such as walking, loping, trotting, and galloping.

Like other workshops, the course is filled with daily mini-projects and mini-contests, and is taught using a structured engineering approach. What makes this workshop different is that the "walking structure" requires far more careful planning and design. Students are guided through scaffolding mini-projects which build up to a fun and challenging contest or presentation to conclude our VEX Workshop week.

Prerequisites:

  • Must enjoy challenging the mind and being creative.
  • Must enjoy mathematics.
  • Must enjoy analyzing intricate problems.
  • Must be willing and able to work with others.
  • High Proficiency in pre-algebra and middle school geometry.

Learning Tools:

  • Hardware - VEX-IQ®
  • Software - RobotC©

Take Home:

Student's own Engineering Journal Log Book.