Part of Lesson Plan: Robotic End-Of-Arm Tools by Michael May
Activity Overview / Details
Students working in teams of 3 design and build their own pick-and-place robot using VEX Robotics parts, gears, and motors. They incorporate what they learned from the end-of-arm tools lesson into their design. Their robot must use an EOAT of their own design to pick up a golf ball move it across a 2 foot section of a "Robot Assembly Line".
Each student team is responsible for creating a 2 foot section of the "assembly line" and each team must also interface with the robots that proceed and follow them. The first robot on the line must pick a golf ball out of a bucket and hand it to the second robot in the line. The second robot hands off to the third robot and so on until the assembly line winds around a circle and the last robot places the golf ball back into the bucket. Each student team is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining their own 2 foot section of the robot assembly line.
See attached written instructions and pictures of this activity being performed by the students in my classroom (PowerPoint picture presentation).
Materials / Resource
- Pick and Place Robots Activity.ppt [ Download ] Directions and pictures of the student project in action.