Resources. Technically Learning's Activity Guides Technically Learning has developed a number of activity guides to teach engineering, robotics, and programming using different themes to tie each guide together.
Our Rubber-band Car Activity Guide is available free for download, and our other guides will be available for purchase in the spring of 2013. This activity guide is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Please feel free to use this curriculum as you see fit.
Makey Makey. LEGO, Robotics and Learning. Suggestions for ordering LEGO sets for class use This document makes suggestions about how to plan and budget for the purchase of LEGO robotics materials.
MicroWorlds EX Robotics The best software ever developed for learning, construction of multimedia projects and robotics control. MicroWorlds EX Robotics downloadable reference handout. Recommended LEGO & robotics books Great LEGO Challenges Here is a collection of 13 challenges sure to inspire classroom creativity. What Is a Robot? Most people think of robots in humanlike terms — communicating and doing things like people would.
But this specific subset of robots is actually not very common. A robot can be defined as a mechanical device that is capable of performing a variety of tasks on command or according to instructions programmed in advance. Engineers design robots to perform complex tasks more easily and with greater accuracy. Some everyday examples of robots include: In this lesson, students learn about the kinds of things that robots do, the excitement that goes with the design and testing, and what inspires ideas for different robots.
If possible, arrange computer access for all students to work individually or in pairs. 1. Write the word robot on the board and ask students how they would describe a robot. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. How Do Sensors Work? - Curricular Unit - www.TeachEngineering.org. Curricular Unit: How Do Sensors Work?
Through six lesson/activity sets, students learn about the functioning of sensors, both human and robotic. In the activities, student groups use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots and components to study human senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) in more detail than in previous units in the series. They also learn about the human made rotation, touch, sound, light and ultrasonic sensors. Bright ideas for inspiring lessons. If you’re searching for captivating lessons this half term, why not take a look at LEGO® Education?
We’ve got some cracking ideas to get you started. Here are just a few. If you’re an Early Years teacher, then our Instant Success booklet is for you. It’s packed with ideas to help you grab the attention of your class and get the most from your LEGO® DUPLO® sets. Find out how to download the free booklet here. Take on the LEGO® Challenge and ask your pupils to build a stadium using LEGO® bricks that not only looks good, but also doesn’t blow their budget! Your class can team up with NASA scientists in space as they do experiments in microgravity using LEGO bricks. For an unusual take on self portraits, why not ask your class to draw themselves as a LEGO minifigure? Why not take a look at our series of free science lesson plans using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education? LEGO Education.
Ultra-Affordable Educational Robot Project - African Robotics Network (AFRON) With support from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, AFRON is leading the "Ultra Affordable Educational Robot" Project: to collaboratively design robots that can inspire young children worldwide about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The project engages interested students and engineers, in Africa and worldwide, in designing such robots that are an order of magnitude less expensive than existing products. The first phase, in Summer 2012, was the "$10 Robot Challenge" In September 2012, ten highly innovative and inexpensive designs (and six Honorable Mentions) were announced at Maker Faire New York and reported in WiRed, IEEE Spectrum, Popular Mechanics, and Slashdot and featured in a Design Exhibit at UC Berkeley.
MIT Printable Robot. The robot's design is based upon the idea of foldable robots - the 3D robot is made from a patterned 2D sheet, which is folded and then equipped with actuation mechanisms and electronics.
This allows the robot to be created quickly at low cost and assembled easily, providing a platform on which students can experiment and learn about robots. For the AFRON 2013 design challenge, improvements have been made to the SEG's hardware in order to use a standard low-cost computing platform and make it more robust and adaptable, allowing for the easy addition of new sensors or other accessories. The software has also been overhauled to make it more accessible to first-time programmers and easy to use for any robot enthusiasts. Finally, a curriculum has been developed which teaches students the basics of behaviors and Finite State Machines while guiding them to implement these concepts on the SEG.
LEGO Turing Machine. LEGO Robotics - Applying STEM in the Classroom. Halliburton and the Texas Tech University T-STEM Center in collaboration with the Whitacre College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department provided the opportunity for teachers to participate in a project-based learning curriculum centered on the 2012 Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) competition challenge.
During this five-day workshop, teachers began to build a solid foundation for moving robotics into more mainstreamed science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculums. This website includes the curriculum used during the teacher workshop as well as serves as a basis for teachers to create their own LEGO Robotics programs. Robotics Lesson Plans. Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Lego MINDSTORMS Project Resources.
NXT. News, updates and insights from LEGO Education UK. Wedo. Early Childhood Robotics Network. LEGOengineering – Inspiration and support for LEGO-based engineering in the classroom.