College ofScience,Engineering &TechnologyCommunityEngagementI-SETInspired towardsScience,Engineering andTechnology
I-SET Robotics Coach and Mentor Training19 May 2012
Teaching & LearningBuilding and Programming
Outline•   Equipment•   Building basic•   Programming basic and beyond•   Building•   Challenges (with add-ons)•   Resourc...
TOUCH SENSOR                             MOTOR         NXT BRICK                     GEARS
Equipment•   Robot – MindStorm (9797) & resource kit.•   Container. Recharger & download cable.•   Laptop & software.•   P...
Building basic•   The book in the kit.•   Build first robot (good for team building!)•   Just follow instructions – carefu...
Programming basics•   First programming experience.•   A paradigm change …•   Make it FUN and EXCITING.•   No big deal!•  ...
Visual programming NXT-G
Programming MOVE and NOISE• MOVE FOREVER• MOVE TWO ROTATIONS STOP• MOVE THREE ROTATIONS NOISE  MOVE• Forward, backward, st...
CHALLENGE• Attach a pen to the robot.• Program robot to draw the first letter  of your name.• Program the robot to make a ...
BUILDING
Specific purpose building• Specific purpose robot attachments.• Passive – push (bumper, plough,  box), hook (fish), dump, ...
Building• Purpose of specific challenge.• CHANGE and consider effect.• Explain concept (in own words).
Building concepts•   Centre of gravity.•   Robot robustness.•   Stress.•   Alternatives and options.•   What if ….
Building ideas•   Simple shapes and structures.•   Ways to attach NXT motors.•   Front end setups - 15 minute project.•   ...
PROGRAMMING• Teach concept and logic.• Show the implementation.• Set the challenge.• Input, process and output.
Robot Educator
SEQUENCE OF CONCEPTS• MOVE (and all the alternatives)• NOISE (just for fun)• SENSORS – light, colour, ultrasonic,  touch, ...
Challenge options• Download an existing program with  building plans.• Learn to interpret code.• Modify code and see what ...
Challenges - examples
RESOURCES• Internet – Google, YouTube• Books• FLL website and Twitter (NB  competition details)• Coaching SUPPORT• I-SET
Internet – Google, YouTube•   Lesson plans.•   Programs and building instructions.•   Robotic design•   NXT tutorials•   Y...
Lego engineering
Lego mindstorms
YouTube MindStorms Lego
BOOKS• Try to get e-books.• Amazon, Kalahari.
FLL Website and Twitter
Coaching Support (**cost)• TUT student engineers – 2-6 July  2012 holidays**.• JEFA - representative **.• Engenius toys – ...
I-SET•   I-Set Website for contact details•   Twitter @ISETLego•   FaceBook I-Set•   Virtual learning environment (under  ...
YEAR SCHEDULE
LESSON PLAN (minimum 2 hours)• Must be a break and time limits.• Vary instruction. Challenge activities.• Ideally <=5 lear...
Lesson Part A
Lesson Part B
p.s.• It must be fun.• The kids do all their building and all  their programming!!!• The coach does not need to know  ever...
Chinese proverb found by a robotics kid    • Tell me, and I may forget … • Show me, and I may remember                   …...
Thank You
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2012 I-SET Teaching Building Programming

  1. 1. College ofScience,Engineering &TechnologyCommunityEngagementI-SETInspired towardsScience,Engineering andTechnology
  2. 2. I-SET Robotics Coach and Mentor Training19 May 2012
  3. 3. Teaching & LearningBuilding and Programming
  4. 4. Outline• Equipment• Building basic• Programming basic and beyond• Building• Challenges (with add-ons)• Resources• Schedule & lesson plan
  5. 5. TOUCH SENSOR MOTOR NXT BRICK GEARS
  6. 6. Equipment• Robot – MindStorm (9797) & resource kit.• Container. Recharger & download cable.• Laptop & software.• Paper, pens, colour pens, pencils. Chalk!• Camera.• Chocolates, sweets, condensed milk!• Clock.
  7. 7. Building basic• The book in the kit.• Build first robot (good for team building!)• Just follow instructions – carefully!• Easy?
  8. 8. Programming basics• First programming experience.• A paradigm change …• Make it FUN and EXCITING.• No big deal!• Avoid all FEARS and I CANNOT.• BE AWARE of manipulators ….
  9. 9. Visual programming NXT-G
  10. 10. Programming MOVE and NOISE• MOVE FOREVER• MOVE TWO ROTATIONS STOP• MOVE THREE ROTATIONS NOISE MOVE• Forward, backward, stop, different sounds!
  11. 11. CHALLENGE• Attach a pen to the robot.• Program robot to draw the first letter of your name.• Program the robot to make a noise when you are done.
  12. 12. BUILDING
  13. 13. Specific purpose building• Specific purpose robot attachments.• Passive – push (bumper, plough, box), hook (fish), dump, collect.• Power – grab, lift (lever, forklift), pull.• Gears disguised.• Movement options – wheels, legs.
  14. 14. Building• Purpose of specific challenge.• CHANGE and consider effect.• Explain concept (in own words).
  15. 15. Building concepts• Centre of gravity.• Robot robustness.• Stress.• Alternatives and options.• What if ….
  16. 16. Building ideas• Simple shapes and structures.• Ways to attach NXT motors.• Front end setups - 15 minute project.• Grippers, and Gears.• Building creativity – Out the box.
  17. 17. PROGRAMMING• Teach concept and logic.• Show the implementation.• Set the challenge.• Input, process and output.
  18. 18. Robot Educator
  19. 19. SEQUENCE OF CONCEPTS• MOVE (and all the alternatives)• NOISE (just for fun)• SENSORS – light, colour, ultrasonic, touch, sound (input values and calibrate)• LOOPING• SWITCH (decision linked to sensors)• CODE BLOCKS (important)
  20. 20. Challenge options• Download an existing program with building plans.• Learn to interpret code.• Modify code and see what happens.
  21. 21. Challenges - examples
  22. 22. RESOURCES• Internet – Google, YouTube• Books• FLL website and Twitter (NB competition details)• Coaching SUPPORT• I-SET
  23. 23. Internet – Google, YouTube• Lesson plans.• Programs and building instructions.• Robotic design• NXT tutorials• YouTube (‘kyk en leer’) FLL, Lego, MindStorms
  24. 24. Lego engineering
  25. 25. Lego mindstorms
  26. 26. YouTube MindStorms Lego
  27. 27. BOOKS• Try to get e-books.• Amazon, Kalahari.
  28. 28. FLL Website and Twitter
  29. 29. Coaching Support (**cost)• TUT student engineers – 2-6 July 2012 holidays**.• JEFA - representative **.• Engenius toys – consulting **.• Hands on Technology – consulting **.
  30. 30. I-SET• I-Set Website for contact details• Twitter @ISETLego• FaceBook I-Set• Virtual learning environment (under construction) for team collaboration and coach support (July 2012)
  31. 31. YEAR SCHEDULE
  32. 32. LESSON PLAN (minimum 2 hours)• Must be a break and time limits.• Vary instruction. Challenge activities.• Ideally <=5 learners/kit. Initially explore groupings, roles, participation.• Groups*** with ‘leader’.• Assessment? Register? Handouts?
  33. 33. Lesson Part A
  34. 34. Lesson Part B
  35. 35. p.s.• It must be fun.• The kids do all their building and all their programming!!!• The coach does not need to know everything – just be there!
  36. 36. Chinese proverb found by a robotics kid • Tell me, and I may forget … • Show me, and I may remember …• Involve me, and I will understand.
  37. 37. Thank You
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