Instructions (Part I): Unite with another team tocreate a group of two Clawbots. Each Clawbot team should obtain a plastic bin and fill it with 5 plastic baseballs.
Instructions (Part II): With your groupcreate a 2.5 meter x 1.5 meter competition “arena” as shown in the drawing below using your plastic bins. Student and adult volunteers are responsible for serving as “borders” pushing balls back into the “arena” when balls exit the boundry during competition.
Instructions (Part III):
Remote Control Competition:Load your “Remote Control” system from Day 1. One Clawbot is to report to one bin and the other Clawbot to the other bin on the other side. Place all 10 balls in the small box middle of the “arena” in the small. When you are ready, start a timer for 2 minutes. During that time, each team is responsible for controlling their Clawbot, harvsting as many balls as possible, and returning them safely to their plastic bin. The team with more balls after 2 minutes wins. Alter the competition/coding/structure as needed and feel free to develop your own competition bracket, compete against other teams, etc.
Instructions (Part IV):
Automomous Competition:Reflect on what you learned during the “Tutorials” on Day 2 and the from your work with the Distance Sensor on Day 3. Develop a code that commands your robot to autonomously (without human control), harvest balls and return them to the bins. You may incorporate other codes or sensors if you wish. Repeat the above competition using autonomous rather than remote control methods. Alter the competition/coding/structure as needed and feel free to develop your own competition bracket, compete against other teams, etc.