Robotics 2.0 Weekly Newsletter

Week 1

Day 1

On day 1, students were introduced to robotics and the new VEX game Tower Takeover! Students analyzed the different ways to score in the game, and went over game rules.

Game Field

This is the set up game field for this years robotics game, Tower Takeover!

Day 2

On day two students were introduced to and explored the different chassis types that they could build. The chassis is the base of the robot, and students must carefully consider every type of chassis to ensure that their robot does what they want it to do. Students have the choice between different types of wheels, chassis size, and chassis shape! After students designed their chassis, some teams began to build them.

Day 3

On day three, students continued to build their chassis. After groups finished, they went through a coding tutorial where they learned to program their controller to move their chassis using the C++ programming language.

Day 4

On day four, students wrapped up their chassis. They designed and ran experiments to collect data in order to assess the speed, straightness, and mobility of their chassis. They used the results to analyze and improve their chassis.