Bot Bash Party | Programming & Hockey
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Programming & Hockey

Lego Programming/ Morning Camp / 8am – 12pm

Taught by a Former Lego Sumo Champion.

Taught by a Former Lego Sumo Champion from the World Robotics Tournament – RoboGames. Students design a robot to compete in 3 of the RoboGames Tournaments.

Bot Hockey/ Afternoon Camp / 1pm – 5pm

The class is divided into two teams and each team is responsible for creating a wild and crazy robot hockey team

Each student will be given a position on the field goalie, defender, attacker, and mid-range. Their goal is to build a robot to best suit their role. The class focuses on teamwork and collaboration in order to make the best team possible. Students will build one to two- pound wheeled robots with different abilities to handle the park block or disable opponents. This is modeled after the robber games hockey tournament and will be using the same rules.

In the morning

Day 1: Build the Vibration Robot
Day 2: Assemble Gear Box to create a Shuffle Cam
Day 3: Painting and Fabricating
Day 4: Construct Remote Operated Double Cam Walker
Day 5: Decorate Double Cam Shuffle Bot and Compete in a crazy game of Soccer for the Beasts in our State of the Art Arena!

Week 1    6.18.18 – 6.22.18

Week 2    7.09.18 – 7.13.18

Week 3    8.06.18 – 8.10.18

How We Structure The Week

Day 1: Design. On the first day, we start with a robot tournament to get the kids used to the three types of weapons they’re allowed to use. They’ll also see various drive platforms, different ways to build robots, and strategies for winning. Then we start talking about design and the various pros and cons of various design considerations as we begin engineering and designing the robots. Day 1: Principle of Design Day 2: Traction and Gear Ratios Day 3: Volts and Amps Day 4: Leverage and Impact Day 5: No Holds Barred Tournament in our State of the Art Arena

Day 2: Drive Trains and Gear Boxes. On Day 2, the kids learn about gear ratios and traction, with two physics lessons to teach the kids the formula behind both of these properties. As they learn the formula, they get to apply what they’ve learned to their robots. The goal of the day is to construct a frame and gear box and put wheels on the robots.

Day 3: Wiring Electronics. This becomes the most difficult lesson. On Day 3 we focus on voltage, amperage, Ohm’s law, and radio communication, with just a touch of programming. The kids wire their robots and see how different size batteries have dramatic effects on their drive train. They learn about voltage changes, amperage changes, and how to not interfere with the signal as they write a control program for their robots.

Day 4: Wiring Electronics. This becomes the most difficult lesson. On Day 3 we focus on voltage, amperage, Ohm’s law, and radio communication, with just a touch of programming. The kids wire their robots and see how different size batteries have dramatic effects on their drive train. They learn about voltage changes, amperage changes, and how to not interfere with the signal as they write a control program for their robots.

Day 5: Tournament Day. The students test their mettle, as all the skills they’ve learned culminate in a final tournament to see who the Grand Champion will be. On this day we focus on competition, safety, and being a good sport because the skills kids take with them are more important than winning the tournament