We are doing six afternoon sessions in late July. Here’s the general outline of the build side of things. Software has their own agenda. We have 17 middle schoolers signed up and expect 6-12 of our current HS team to be on hand in a mixed teaching/learning role.
Robot School Curriculum – Build Team
Three “sessions” per day. 12:30 – 1:45, break, 2:00-3:45, 3:45-5:00 We will call them sessions A, B, C.
Each day session C will be for “Projects and Robot Driver’s Ed.”, also where we will have presentations. We want anyone with an interest to try their hand at driving the Big Robots.
Day 1: A- Basic Fusion (design software) and Shop Safety/power tools Due to numbers we will divide Builders into Red and Blue sub groups. Each will do either Fusion or Shop Safety in Session A and switch over in B.
Day 2: A-Basic Fusion and Fasteners/materials. Each sub group takes one then in B switches to the other.
Day 3: A-Basic Fusion (all). B – projects We hope to have everyone design something in Fusion by this point that can be put on the laser cutter and made of metal by the next day of Robot School.
Days 4,5,6: A-advanced Fusion for those with special interest. B – projects for everyone. On day six B and C will be prep for Open House (Covid restrictions allowing), organize tools and supplies for end of School pack up.
Projects include: Assembly of swerve modules.
Assembly of table topper unit
Build test bed for swerve modules with KoP frame and brackets
Figuring out 3D printers
Basic Pneumatics and control systems
Design and build a basic intake system with chain drive
Plus whatever else the group finds of interest.
We are also, covid restrictions allowing, going to have outside speakers come in each day. Day one is a local HR director to talk about workplace behaviour. Day two should be a history of team 5826. We’ll have local companies come on days three four five and the last day is open house.
Every day there is a “snack challenge”, something they need to solve before snacks. Day one it will be figuring the weight of a measurable object were it made of assorted materials. (easy to do in Fusion 360!). Other build, design software challenges to follow.
This is a development of a program we tried out in '19 before the world went, you know. PM if interested in more details.
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