- Written by Leif
In preparation for the upcoming robotics competition I was tasked with 3-D designing and 3-D printing miniaturized relics from the relic recovery challenge that have holes in them that will allow key rings to be added so we can give them away to everyone who wants them at the competition. I originally was going to 3-D design the relic from scratch but I figured out that I could download the cad file for the playing field and use the file that is provided for the relic and put a hole in the top of it for the aforementioned key ring. Below are pictures of the cad files, a picture of the 3-D printer printing the relics and a link to download the cad files for yourself. The STL file is located here: https://tc3.dattodrive.com/index.php/s/lVYZAOKpj1Ayrpp and it includes the hole for the keychain to attach to. We scale them on our 3d printer to be 30mm tall (y). We located red vinyl pinstripping on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FL7CH0M and we are using these keychains to complete the package: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07439QHLM Putting the tape on is a bit time consuming and tricky (it takes a steady hand)
We have also printed some smaller scale ones that we will attempt to make into earings and will update the blog on the success or failure.
- Written by Nole
Today, Alex and I worked on a kahoot that we will be presenting to our class from Ann Antolini. The kahoot is about engineering and other robotics related topics. It's not yet finished but will be soon, hopefully next week and will be released to the public.
- Written by Sydney
Finished Jake's script tonight, and I still need to figure out names for Nole, Caitlin, Jaiden, and Trey. I still have 11 scripts to go, and if whom I need each night is able to meet with me when I ask, I will have 2-3 scripts done per meeting. Once scripts are finished and finalised, we will start filming.
we will start filming the main introduction video in around 3 or so weeks, depending on who we have available.
(Further in-depth videos of each member of the team will hopefully become available to watch each week after the main video is uploaded. The videos will come out in order of the roster on the main video.)
1.) Jake (Mobster) - Script completed
5.) Aidan (FRP)
9.) Sydney (Blue)
- Written by Nole
Today, I had to create a curriculum for what we were going to teach to the 5-6 graders during a 5 week course that is at Antolini school in New Hartford. This included teaching them of the process of engineering, the importance of gracious professionalism, and to make it interesting by building the robot kit and programming an autonomous to run their robots through an obsticle course. The obsticle course will be made by us to give them something to try to program their robots.
- Written by Aiden and Nole
Tonight, we were presented with the option of setting up a robotics after school class at our local elementary school. In order to make this practical, we searched online for an inexpensive robotics kit that would be great for the participants to learn about robotics while still having fun and being able to bring it home. We were able to find a great robotics kit that includes everything needed: the chassis, Arduino, hardware, and software. This is the perfect kit, as it is simple (two motors) and small, but complex enough to teach across many classes. We are planning on spreading it across 5 classes and a final obstacle course class. Here is a link to the kit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AT2KUM6/ref=twister_B01NCNRYIR?_encoding=UTF8&th=1.