Combat Robotics

Let’s learn machines, material properties, electronics, tools, energy, and of course safety. We’ll compete on teams building AntWeight Combat Robots.

Class Mission: LEARN – BUILD – BATTLE.

We will aim for 40 minutes of each, for 8 weeks, with a Fight Night around week 6.

Let the games begin!

MATERIALS:

Instructor: Jennifer Wolverton

Location: Katapult Labs

Tuition: $90 (Materials are provided for FREE by Katapult Labs. Teams are in pairs. So there will be 10 robots being built in class. If anyone wants to take home their bot, they are welcome to purchase it for $130. Let the Instructor know.)

REGISTER HERE – 4/1 to 5/20

When: The first class will be hosted this Spring, April 1 – May 20 on Mondays from 1-3pm.

LINKS:

WEEK 1:

Learn: draw basic circuit, draw basic parts of a robot

Build: Build the chassis, wheels, hubs, and gearmotors.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot.

  1. Sign everyone in.
  2. Opening Battle
  3. Presentation
  4. Draw Basic Parts of a Robot
  5. Demonstrate a basic circuit,
  6. students take turns creating a circuit.
  7. Watch the videos below on how to draw a circuit diagram,
  8. then draw your basic circuit.
  9. Demonstrate the construction of the JiggleBot.
  10. Build: Chassis laser cut, and Wheels, Hubs, GearMotors inserted.
  11. Kahoot Games

Kahoot

WEEK 2:

Learn: draw wiring schematic, review parts of robot and simple circuit

Build: Build the wiring for the robot.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot, as well as any completed bots

  1. Sign everyone in.
  2. Opening Battle
  3. Presentation
    1. QUIZ Basic Parts of a Robot,
    2. Draw a basic circuit drawing,
    3. Learn our wiring schematic, vocabulary of each part
  4. Watch the videos below on different wiring tips
  5. Build: All wiring connected and inserted into chassis.
  6. Kahoot Games

WEEK 3:

Learn: Draw wires into wiring schematic, Series and Parallel Circuits, Review previous lessons

Build: Complete the wiring for the robot.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot, as well as any completed StudentBots

  1. Opening Battle of the YouTubers Combat Robots video
  2. Video on Robots from Boston Dynamics, What is an engineer, and lipo batteries
  3. QUIZ Basic Parts of a Robot, three types of circuit, name the parts of our robot
  4. Draw our wiring schematic
  5. Kahoot vocabulary
  6. Build: All wiring connected and inserted into chassis, Design!!
  7. BATTLE your bots!
  8. See below videos at home this week!

WEEK 4:

Learn: Learn about Ohm’s Law, Review previous lessons

Build: Complete the wiring for the robot and begin to figure out aesthetics.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot, as well as any completed StudentBots

  1. Opening Battle of the YouTubers Combat Robots video
  2. Electron Vocabulary video
  3. QUIZ Basic Parts of a Robot, three types of circuit, name the parts of our robot
  4. Draw our wiring schematic
  5. Ohm’s Law Video, learn to solve problems
  6. Kahoot vocabulary
  7. Build: All wiring connected and inserted into chassis, Design!!
  8. BATTLE your bots!
  9. See below videos at home this week!

WEEK 5:

Learn: Learn about OnShape

Build: Complete the wiring for the robot and begin to figure out aesthetics.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot, as well as any completed StudentBots

  1. Watch the Mom and Teenbot battle with their new Servos and Weapons.
  2. Take Self-Paced Online OnShape classes. Six FREE videos. First create an Educator or Student account/login.
  3. Build: Design weapon to laser cut and mount onto your Servo!!
  4. BATTLE your bots!
  5. See below videos at home this week!

WEEK 6:

Learn: Review everything.

Build: Laser cut or 3D print or Servo installation.

Battle: Battle the MomBot and SharkBot, as well as any completed StudentBots

  1. Opening Battle
  2. Presentation: See some robot design ideas.
  3. Open building day.
  4. Laser cut weapons for StudenBots.
  5. BATTLE your bots!