One Week Workshop.
Open-ended Theme-based Projects — Grade 6 to 8
You will gain a head start on a "forever-beloved" robotics game played by
college mechanical engineering majors — Robotics Sumo Robot Contest! You will
build a super-strong LEGO bot and automate it through programming to compete
in our SR Sumo Ring.
Have you ever wondered how to gain strength of a robot and the importance of
mathematics involved behind it? How to increase leverage of your robot ?
How to create mechanical and rotational advantage to achieve that? Sometimes,
just being bulky and strong may not be the ultimate solution, but the intelligence going behind it will present itself a winning solution. There will be a lot of thinking outside the box moments!
This workshop aims to teach and reinforce understanding in
mechanical advantages from gears systems, and gear math - algebraic and geometric application. You will learn the elementary mechanical
tips to build a sound mobile robot chassis. Your robot will have to be strong
enough to withhold big impacts during the sumo games. You will gain the
importance of mechanical sketching and flowcharting as part of design and
documentation, which are both critical components in engineering.
For those who are up for advanced challenges, you will be provided opportunities
to use various sensors to increase the robot's intelligence.
- 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.
- Hardware — LEGO® Mindstorms™
- Software - Graphical RobotC©
Student's own Engineering Journal Log Book.