Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Radioactive Waste Removal Trial

1. Some features that may be important to have our robot follow the line are putting the light detector higher up to detect more space and make the speed faster so the robot came finish  the trial quicker.
2. We would build these features by raising the light up higher and connecting it to the robot.
3. I would program the robot's light to have the robot follow the line.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tug-o-War Trial

1. Features that will be important are strong motors with big wheels for traction.
2. I would build these features the same way I built the other two motors and put wheels on them.
3. I will program these features by doing the same steps I did for the other motors so it turns and powers the wheels.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Farm Corp. Trial

1. Having four wheels, even weight, and big tires are all important for hauling a load because it helps with traction and momentum.
2. You would build the features by making modifications to your already built robot.
3. You would program the features by telling the robot what to do.
4. When we tested our robot before the trial, it was able to pull eight pounds. During the trial, our robot was not able to pull eight pounds. We do not know why it couldn't pull it in the trial.
5. I think that we will add another motor to our robot to make it pull the weight.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Power Of Robotics

Robotics has the power to change people's lives. Henry Evans is a mute quadriplegic who uses technology to communicate with other people and interact with the world. Robots have helped Henry with everyday tasks and chores around the house. He even shaves, opens the fridge on his own, and gives out Halloween candy with the use of a P2R robot. He flies a drone around his yard and property. Henry is also able to go to other places to play soccer and have fun with the use of a remote robot. Robots can change many people's lives and help them with everyday things.