Robotics

Hands-On Children Museum Robot Demo

Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
106 11th Avenue SW, Olympia

Come help mother/son teams learn to program a robot using the on-brick 5 Step Programming Lab

Here are the Building Instructions for the Domabot that we will use for the demo.

Cougar FTC Team: The BAR

Pipeline Inspection Robotics Demo on Feb. 2

Dennis Smith of Interactive Pipe Inspection (Tumwater) will be at CHS on Thursday.  The company website describes their business and the $300,000 robots they use will be on display.

Parent Info for FTC State Championships

The BAR FTC team is heading to the state championships in Bellevue – congratulations to you and your students for this tremendous achievement for a rookie FTC team!!  Registration, Hardware/Software Inspection and  Judging will be held on Saturday evening, January 14.  The Bowled Over games will be held throughout the day on Sunday, January 15.

It is our intention to travel as team to Bellevue on Saturday, spending the evening in the South Center area and then compete on Sunday.  In order to do this, we need the following commitment from each team member’s parent/guardian by Wednesday, January 4:

1)We give our permission for our student to attend both days of the FTC State Championships, including an overnight stay.

2) We are willing to pay $30 for a hotel room for our student (4 students per room).  We also understand that we will also be responsible for all food expenses for our students.

3) We are willing to complete the required Health Services forms.

Please email Mr. Steele (rsteele@osd.wednet.edu) and Mr. Wright (kwright@osd.wednet.edu) with your agreement to the above.  If you are unable to agree to all the above, either your student will not be able to attend this event, or you will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation details.
Also, we are also looking for support for two additional items:
1) Transportation: If all team members can attend, we will need a parent/guardian volunteer to provide transportation for 2 students.

2) Lunch/Snacks: It would be helpful for a parent/guardian to provide lunch/snacks on Sunday.

Congratulations again on your student’s success, and thank you for your timely support of these logistical needs.
Mr. Steele & Mr. Wright


The BAR Advances to State Championship!!!

Congrats to the CHS FTC team, The BAR,  for advancing to the FTC State Championship.  The  team placed third at the end of the 7 qualifying rounds, and moved into the elimination round.  After a convincing win in the semi-final match, The BAR lost out in the finals (last game score was 50-48).  However, due to the teams outstanding performance on the field, with the judges/inspectors, and the Gracious Professionalism they demonstrated through the day, The BAR was selected by the judges to advance to the State Championship.  This is an outstanding accomplishment, especially  for a rookie FTC team.

Two days before the competition, The Olympian featured The BAR in a front page article highlighting Robotics in the Olympia School District.

Homework

Due: 12/8/11 FTC Qualifier Log Book Entries

Send your personal FTC Qualifier experience log book entries to Jerry at jerryjia2628@aol.com by Thursday at midnight.

Due: 11/21/11 FTC Log Book Entries & FTC Updates

1) Review your journal from last 2 weeks and summarize at least 1 dated entry  for the FTC Team Log Book.  Write up key learning that should be  be part of our team record.  Create a least 1 detailed entry.  You can email your entries to Jerry at jerryjia2628@aol.com, or bring in your hard-copy on Monday.

2) From the RESOURCESFTC section below, check out the last 2 bullets on FTC updates.  Review your ownership section of the revised FTC manual and read the FTC Forum postings.  Summarize at least 2 things you learn to share with the team on Monday.  We don’t want any surprises on 12/4 at OHS.

Due: 11/7/11 FTC Log Book Entries

Review your journal from last week and summarize a dated entry  for the FTC Team Log Book.  Write up key learning that should be  be part of our team record.  Create a least 1 detailed entry.  You can email your entries to Jerry at jerryjia2628@aol.com, or bring in your hard-copy on Monday.

Due: 10/31/11 FTC Log Book Entries

Review your journal and summarize on a separate sheet of paper dated entries (oldest to most recent) for the FTC Team Log Book.  Write up key learning that should be  be part of our team record.  Create a least 3 detailed entries.  You can email your entries to Jerry at jerryjia2628@aol.com

Due: 10/26/11 FTC Ownership

For your FTC ownership area, use all available resources (links below, YouTube, etc.) to become an expert on your area.

Come prepared on Wednesday to share at least the Top 5 Things you learned that the rest of team needs to know.  You will share these during the team meeting before we plan the strategy for the week.

Document your Top 5 Things and all the sources you used.  This document is due Wednesday 10/26.

The OHS Qualifier is only 6 weeks from last Sunday!!!!

9/30/11  Reflect on First Tetrix Build

1) Complete an Engineering Journal Worksheet for your accomplishments this past week

2) For the last section of your Journal Worksheet, review the “General Best Practices Guide” from Tetrix Getting Started Introduction and answer the following questions based on your building experience this week:

  • What 3 things can you relate to in this guide?
  • What do you wish you already knew from this guide before you got started with the “Tetrix Try-It” build?

Daily Work

9/18/11 Tetrix Try-it

Use the Tetrix “Try-It” directions below for your first Tetrix Build

ORTOP’s Tetrix Try-it Construction Instructions
The ORTOP’s Tetrix Try-it construction Instructions and materials were developed by ORTOP FTC Coaches and Workshop Instructors Jeff McBride, John DeLacy and Dale Jordan. If you have questions about the materials, send them to questions(at)ortop(dot)org

Tetrix Try-it Overview (READ ME)

Modular Robot Parts List

Group 1: Arm Assembly

Group 2: Chassis Assembly

Group 3: Contol Module Assembly

Group 4: Final Assembly

9/30/11  Tetrix RobotC Lessons – Basic Movement

From CS2N Week 2 – Complete lessons and Robo500 Challenge

10/03/11  Tetrix RobotC Lessons – Advanced Movement with Encoders

From CS2N Week 4 – Complete Servo lessons and  Challenges

10/10/11  Tetrix RobotC Lessons – Sensors

From CS2N Week 5 – Complete lessons/challenges on touch, light and ultrasonic sensors

Also complete the “HiTechnic IR Seeker” lesson (step 4) from the “Tetrix Sensing” page, under the “Sensing” section on this CMU Robotics Academy RobotC for Tetrix Curriculum page.

10/26/11  Analysis, Research & Planning

Software Team

From the “Variables” section on this CMU Robotics Academy RobotC for Tetrix Curriculum page watch the following lessons:

> Automatic Thresholds
> Line Counting
> Patterns of Behavior
> Debugging

Analyze the behaviors required for the “Bowled Over” Challenge (Autonomous and TeleOp) and come up with your own programming challenges based on your Research of Variables and Functions (above).   Don’t forget to try the Debugging techniques along the way too.  Put together a Plan for FTC software development.

Hardware Team

Analyze the behaviors required for the “Bowled Over” Challenge (Autonomous and TeleOp) and come up with hardware modules that need to be developed.   Use “Tetrix Getting Started” below, YouTube, FTC site  and “Tips/Tricks” book to Research possible solutions. Put together an Plan to being prototyping.

Logistics Team

Analyze all non-programming/building aspects of FTC challenge.  Use FTC site, YouTube and “Tips/Tricks” book to Research various approaches to tackle these.  Put together a Plan to implement these in time to support the entire team.

Resources

Hardware

Software

FTC

One thought on “Robotics

  1. Team 7 Custom Challenge
    The program will run once the referees clap.
    The bot will use the light sensor to navigate to a can.
    Then the bot will locate the can via the ultrasonic sensor and move to the can.
    The bot will grab the can once the touch sensor is triggered.

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