Engineering Process – Robotics

Restate Requirements

  • In your own words

Locate and review a minimum of three sites per team that you believe will prove helpful as you begin thinking about the design of your robot. For each Internet site you discovered, create a paragraph that identifies the name and URL of the site, includes new things you learned and how they were helpful for your team in developing your design.

Research Report

  • NXT & non-NXT sources

Locate and review a minimum of three sites per team that you believe will prove helpful as you begin thinking about the design of your robot. For each Internet site you discovered, create a paragraph that identifies the name and URL of the site, includes new things you learned and how they were helpful for your team in developing your design.

Design Concept

  • What do you intend to build

Use a paragraph and drawings, if you wish, to provide in as much detail as possible what your design protoytpe will look like and how it will operate. What will you create that will fulfill your list of  requirements and be competitive.

Project Plan

  • Schedule

Now that you have a design concept, it is time to determine who is doing what, by when. Create a large (full notebook page), eight-squared, dated calendar that  lays out a plan for completion. Once again, keep in mind the requirements. Who will be responsible for each need and identify the expected due date. This calendar will often be a work-in-progress as you continually making adjustments. Do not erase anything! Keep all your notes here so you can see where you’ve been.

Design Review

  • Design concept

When you have completed your project plan to present it. This will be your team making an oral  presentation where you explain your design concept and the steps you took to get there. Explain hardware and software trade-offs in terms of how they impacted your overall design and present a review of of the hardware you incorporated and the role software played. Share your flow chart and explain how it evolved into your NXT G program.

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