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Extending the Hands-On Experience Through VEX Robotics Competition Nancy McIntyre Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
PLTW schools that are using VEX, seeking education materials and information, should consult their PLTW websites and resource people first and use the general VEX resources as a supplement.
Education Resources for VEX Robotics Design System (Middle & High School) - Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum: http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com - Standards Mapping Details for Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum: http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/teacher- materials/standards-matching-and-accreditation - Autodesk VEX Robotics Course Syllabus (and other teacher materials) – download from: http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/teacher-materials http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/teacher- materials/standards-matching-and-accreditationhttp://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/teacher-materials
Developing a Team Team identity Team Name Logo Team Colors Team Motto Jobs on the team Develop a leadership program Drive Team Pit Team Designers - CAD Autodesk Inventor Engineering Notebook Programmers Scouts P R people Website Design Video production
The Game Toss Up http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Toss_Up
Gathering Ideas from Everyone Brainstorming Mindmapping Freemind.com
Engineering Notebook Project Management Organization Game theory Brain storming Initial Design Process Testing Improvement Process Programming
Building Tips How to work with VEX parts Tools Basic assembly Components and their function Construction tips for competitive robotics Keps nuts vs nyloc nuts Support structures Focus on quality of construction Screw Difference Loading of motors and the build up of heat Remember to keep things organized
Developing CAD Autodesk Inventor # 1 Learning Interface http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-vSc79XsO8 # 2 Mate and Flush Constraints http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5O8JMMQmK0&feature=r elmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5O8JMMQmK0&feature=r elmfu # 3 Tangent Constraints http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnugr7qLOcc&feature=rel mfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnugr7qLOcc&feature=rel mfu #4 How to Rotate Gears Wheels and Sprockets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLKPI212rfc&feature=relm fuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLKPI212rfc&feature=relm fu #5 How to Rotate an Arm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3- lfvn7Fuc&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3- lfvn7Fuc&feature=relmfu #6 How to Cut Parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyM8UYEmAg8&feature=r elmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyM8UYEmAg8&feature=r elmfu Inventor Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFv4H2n_PQ&feature=re latedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFv4H2n_PQ&feature=re lated Simulation Guide Demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mChsz8esv_E&feature=fv wrelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mChsz8esv_E&feature=fv wrel VEX CAD Files: http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/VEXCAD VEX Autodesk Education Community http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=vex&tagent=VEX-2012- LA-4-13-2012http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=vex&tagent=VEX-2012- LA-4-13-2012 Student Spotlight on VEX and Morgan Montalvo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlI- PYvGwlM&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlI- PYvGwlM&feature=player_embedded
Global Skills Program Robot Skills Challenge In this challenge teams will compete in sixty (60) second long matches in an effort to score as many points as possible. These matches will be entirely driver controlled. The playing field will be set up identically to that of a normal VEX Sack Attack tournament match. Programming Skills Challenge In this challenge teams will compete in sixty (60) second long matches in an effort to score as many points as possible. These matches will be autonomous with exceptions for minor human interaction. The playing field will be set up identically to that of a normal VEX Sack Attack tournament match.
Online Challenges 2013/ 2014 Season a. The Autodesk Sustainable Design Challenge is an online, skill-based challenge being run by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF.) Sustainability is about using engineering and science to reduce human environmental impact. b. FUTURE Foundation Build a VEX robot to deliver trophies to award winners at robotics tournament awards presentations. Think of your robot as the helper that makes presenting trophies a fun and exciting part of the awards ceremonies. It is up to you to figure out how this would work, but it should be useful, creative and interesting. c. Robotics Essay d. Team Educational Video e. Team Website f. Game Design /Animation g. Promote Award
Involving Parents and Professionals Invite team parents to an evening presentation on the scholarships that are available for students who are interested in studying in the STEM fields Encourage parents of students from all grades to attend. Enlist the help of the guidance office. Invite a local university admission officer to help explain the process. Show off the Scholarships Allow them to drive old robots. Teach how to build structures using your robots. When people ask how they can help…. DrivingCookingFrequent Flyer Miles SewingShoppingBusiness Contacts
Resources Robotics Education & Competition Foundation http://www.roboticseducation.org/ VEX ROBOTICS WWW.VEXROBOTICS.COM ROBOT EVENTS WWW.ROBOTEVENTS.COM VEX Forum www.vexforum.com Event Partner www.vexrobotics.com/vrc_epdocs Toss UP http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Toss_Up VEX Curriculum http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/
Thank you for your time and interest Nancy McIntyre Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Nancy_mcintyre@roboticseducation.org 805-428-1528