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Somerset Berkley Regional High School

Robotics Engineering with LabView

1. Engineering Design
Central Concepts: Engineering design involves practical problem
solving, research, development, and invention/innovation, and requires
designing, drawing, building, testing, and redesigning. Students should
demonstrate the ability to use the engineering design process to solve a
problem or meet a challenge.

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1.1 Identify and explain the steps of the engineering design process: identify the
problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible
solution(s), construct prototypes and/or models, test and evaluate, communicate the
solutions, and redesign.
Identify the
problem
Research the
Redesign
problem

Communicate
the
solutions

Test and
evaluate

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Develop
solutions

Construct a
prototype

Select the best


solution

Step 1
Identify the
problem

Write down the original problem here.


Student - Design, build and program a
robot to: knock or push other robots
off of a wooden platform. this project is
called Sumo Bots or Battle Bots.

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Step 2
Research the
problem

Explore other options via the internet


Student: List the internet sites that were
helpful.
Site 1. youtube.com
Site 2. mrcrokesrobotics.weebly.com
Site 3 _____________________

What did you learn from your research?


A. adding a plow or lifting mechanism to
your robot is an advantage
B. a heavy robot with more torque is
recommended
C ______________________
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Step 3
Develop solutions
BRAINSTORM
COLLABORATION

Student : Share your ideas with your design team. List your ideas below.
1.a small robot with a lot of torque so its quick and powerful
2.a robot with a lifting mechanism so it can flip over the
opponent
3. a large, heavy robot with a lot of torque so it has power
and no other robot can move or push it

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Step 4
Select the best
Possible solution(s)

Design idea #1
Pro:
I made a small robot with a lot of torque so it has power to push
other robots and its quick and agile.
Con:
It is very light so other larger robots can probably push it with
ease.

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Step 5
Construct a prototype

Student: Build a robot with your nxt lego kit

Use the next slide(s) for your digital pictures of your prototypes.
If the robot fails the design must be modified and retested.

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Step 6 Test and evaluate


If the robot fails the design must be modified and retested.
* picture of your 1st prototype*

Does it work?

Ye
s
Stop

No
Modify the robot

retest

Redesign

If you could do this over again what would you do


differently?
I would make a larger, heavier robot with a lot of torque and a
plow attached to the front so it could flip other robots off of
the battlefield.
What did you learn?
I learned that the more smaller gears attached to larger gears
means more overall torque. I also learned that speed is a
valuable asset in this project as well as torque and power.
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