TEJ3M/4M – Jan 6, 2015

IMPORTANT:  THE STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE 2ND PART OF THEIR FINAL PROJECT ON MON JAN 12 (THE FIRST PART FOR THE GRADE 12’S WAS FROM THE ROBOTICS UNIT AND FOR THE GRADE 11’S WAS FROM THE ELECTRONICS UNIT).  EACH PART IS WORTH A TOTAL OF 15% (THE TOTAL FINAL PROJECT IS WORK 30% FOR THE COURSE).  THE DUE DATE FOR THIS PROJECT WILL BE THUR JAN 22 WHICH IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASS.

The grade 11’s (TEJ3M) were to work with the lego mindstorms robotics kits (students are working in pairs of 2 for this unit).  I asked the students to read the pdf instructions for building their first robot.  This pdf was titled “Express Bot Driving Base – Step By Step”.  Once the students were finished building this robot, they were to read over the pdf titled “Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1″.  I asked the students to write the code for “The First Program” using the program called “Bricx Command Centre”.  Once the students were able to do the first program I then asked them to write code to have their robot move forward for 4 seconds, stop, turn left, stop and then go forward for another 4 seconds.  I then made a track for the students using electric tape and told the students that I would like them code for this track.  Once the students have finished coding this track I will take a video of a successful run of the track.  For the second course, the students have to go through it using the touch and proximity sensors. For the first part of the track, the robot has to go straight until it hits the paper (touch sensor), reverse, turn left and then see the paper a certain number of centimetres away (proximity senor), reverse, turn left again and then stop at the end of the tape.  Once the students have finished coding this track I will take a video of a successful run of the track.  The third course will have the robot on a black line and it will have to follow the line continuously in a loop.  The robot will also be put somewhere off of the line and will have to move forward and then pick up the line and start following it in a loop.  Once the students have finished coding this track I will take a video of a successful run of the track.

The grade 12’s (TEJ4M) were to work with the arduino kits (students are working individually for this unit).  The Ardunio software is installed on the school computers so they do not have to bring in their own laptops.  I gave the students a document titled “MEGA2560 Stater Kit Tutoral” which has all of the tutorials the students will need to complete the various circuits. I told them to do “Chapter 3 Blink LED”, “Chapter 4 PWM”, “Chapter 5 Advertising LED”, “Chapter 7 Traffic Light LED”, “Chapter 6 Buzzer”, “Chapter 9 Potentiometer” and “Chapter 20 Servo Motor” from the “MEGA2560 Stater Kit Tutoral” document.  Once the students have finished a tutorial that with a working circuit I will take a picture or video of a successful circuit.

Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.

TEJ3M & TEJ4M – List of students work not submitted (updated) (The students can look at this list to see which assignments/worksheets they still need to hand in. Students MUST tell me when they hand something in so I can update the list)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1 (this is the coding examples for the “Bricx Command Centre” software – The TEJ3M students only)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 2 (this is the coding examples for the “Bricx Command Centre” software – The TEJ3M students only)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 3 (this is the coding examples for the “Bricx Command Centre” software – The TEJ3M students only)

Express Bot Driving Base – Step By Step (instructions for building their first robot – the TEJ3M students only)

First Track for Lego Mindstorm Robotics  (the students have to code their bot so it goes around a track similar to this track 2 times – TEJ3M students only)

Explorer – Step By Step (this bot is to be build when the students finish the express bot and the first task – TEJ3M only)

This is a sample course I did with the grade 12’s before the break of the second course (this is the course I created for the grade 12’s before the break using the proximity and touch sensors – The TEJ3M students only)

This is a sample course I did with the grade 12’s before the break of the third course (this is the course I created for the grade 12’s before the break using the light sensor – The TEJ3M students only)

MEGA2560 Starter Kit Tutorial (this document contains the tutorials the students will be working on with the arduino board – TEJ4M students only)

http://arduino.cc/en/main/software (this is the link to the site where you can download the arduino software – TEJ4M students only)

Arduinio Blinking Light (Chapter 3) Picture Example (I showed this to the students in class to help them set up their arduino board with the laptop and breadboard trainer – TEJ4M students only)

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