Robotics I

This is a beginning course in robotics.  The first semester will focus on introducing the various sensors, motors, and pieces of the kit while building understanding of the programming application.  In the second half of the year, challenges will be given that will require students build and program robots independently.

Course Objectives in Robotics I & II


  • Working in teams / good sportsmanship
  • Problem-solving to build robots for specific activities
  • Using the programming app effectively

Class Schedule


  • Fall semester will begin with an overview of robotics. We will then begin exploring the hardware and other pieces included in the kit. Finally, we will become familiar with the programming app. Each 9 weeks will have a project: My Robot Paper & LEGO Factory Master Challenge.
  • Spring semester will begin with a series of challenges designed to build on what we learned in the fall. We will conclude the year with an introduction to First Lego League robotics competition and all students can work together to prepare for the 2019-2020 season. Each 9 weeks will have a project: Turntable Challenge & FLL Team Plan.

Robotics II

This course is challenge based and will build on the skills developed in introduction to robotics class.  The first semester will take a more extensive look at existing robots and allow exploration of current real-life applications of the tools available in our own kits.  Students will then be challenged  to “Make it move, make it smarter.”  Students are expected to work hands-on and document the process as they design, build, and program their robots to complete the challenges.


Class Schedule

  • Fall semester - We will begin the year exploring existing robots and current applications of the tools included in our kits. Some highlights include: autonomous parking, reversing safely, line detection, object detection, and roaming vehicles. We will then shift over to the “Make it move” challenges which will include: with and without wheels, up an incline and in a pattern. Fall project: “Robots in Action” research paper.
  • “Make it smarter” challenges commence. These will include higher level work with sensors, motors, lights and displays. We will conclude the year with an introduction to First Lego League robotics competition and all students can work together to prepare for the 2019-2020 season. Spring project: FLL Team Plan

Hours

Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Phone

281-427-2345

Address

5790 N Main St
Baytown, TX 77521