Build_Your_Own_Robot_Arm_Lesson_Plan

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Robot Arm Page 1 of 6 Developed by IEEE as part of TryEngineering www.tryengineering.org Build Your Own Robot Arm Provided by TryEngineering - www.tryengineering.org Click here to provide feedback on this lesson. Lesson Focus Develop a robot arm using common materials. Students will explore design, construction, teamwork, and materials selection and use. Lesson Synopsis Participating teams of three or four students are provided with a bag including the materials listed below. Each team must use the materials to design and build a working robot arm. The robot arm must be at least 18 inches in length and be able to pick up an empty Styrofoam cup. Teams of students must agree on a design for the robot arm and identify what materials will be used. Students will draw a sketch of their agreed upon design prior to construction. Resulting robot arms are then tested and checked for range of motion and satisfaction of the given criteria. Age Levels 8-18. Objectives ± Learn design concepts. ± Learn teamwork. ± Learn problem solving techniques. ± Learn about simple machines. Anticipated Learner Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of: ± design concepts ± teamwork needed in the design process ± impact of technology in manufacturing Lesson Activities Students design and build a working robotic arm from a set of everyday items with a goal of having the arm be able to pick up a Styrofoam cup. Working in teams of three or four students, the students explore effective teamwork skills while learning simple robot mechanics. Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks See attached curriculum alignment sheet.
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Robot Arm Page 2 of 6 Developed by IEEE as part of TryEngineering www.tryengineering.org Resources/Materials ± 3" wide and approx. 22" long strips of cardboard-- 5 or so ± Binder clips (different sizes)-- 8 or more ± Brads-- @10 ± Clothespins-- 6 ± Craft sticks--10-15 ± Fishing line-- 3-4 feet ± Hangers-- 1 or 2 ± Paper clips (diff. Sizes)-- 10-15 ± Pencils-- 3-4 ± Rubber bands (different sizes)--15 ± Tape-- clear and masking (partial rolls should be fine) ± Twine-- 3-4 feet ± Various size scraps of cardboard--10 assorted Internet Connections ± TryEngineering (www.tryengineering.org) ± Design Your Own Robot (www.mos.org/exhibits/robot) ± FIRST Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org) ± IEEE Virtual Museum (www.ieee-virtual-museum.org) ± McREL Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks (www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks) A compilation of content standards for K- 12 curriculum in both searchable and browsable formats. ± National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principals and Standards for School Mathematics (www.nctm.org/standards) ± National Science Education Standards (www.nsta.org/standards) ± Robot Books (www.robotbooks.com) Recommended Reading ± Artificial Intelligence: Robotics and Machine Evolution by David Jefferis (ISBN: 0778700461) ± Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for
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