Robotics and

Drives and Mechanism Old Lesson plans

2016-2017

3/20-24/17

Monday: Topic: Geared Motor Drive


Activities: Project building, Geared Racers.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will assemble gears to power a motor racer.  

Tuesday: Topic: Geared Motor Drive


Activities: Project building, Geared Racers.

Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will calculate the rear ratio to power a motor racer.  

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Geared Motor Drive


Activities: Project building, Geared Racers.

Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate motor drives using self assembled gears.


Friday Topic: Geared Motor Drive


Activities: Project building, Geared Racers. The Race


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will optimize the gear ratio to control for torque and velocity to win the race.  

3/6-3/10/17

Monday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls, motor shields.


Activities: Project building, Brush Bot Racers.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will program the arduino to control a Brush Bot to behave in a choreographed way.  

Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Circuit Build Project 2 Motor Controls, H Bridge.


Activities: Project building, Brush Bot Racers.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will program the arduino to control a Brush Bot to behave in a choreographed way

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Finishing up, Motor Control with H bridges, Electronics Review


Activities: Project building, Brush Bot Racers.  


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling dual motors: direction, and speed applied to a moving platform.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 3 Solenoid Control.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a solenoid using an arduino.

2/27-3/3/17

Monday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls, motor shields.


Activities: Arduino Motor Controls Speed: H-bridge.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a motor’s speed using an arduino.


Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Circuit Build Project 2 Motor Controls, H Bridge.


Activities: Circuit Build Project 2 Motor Controls, Brush Bots.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling dual motors: direction, and speed.

Wed/Thurs: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 1 Finishing up, Motor Control with H bridges, Electronics Review


Activities: Project building, Brush Bot Racers.  


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling dual motors: direction, and speed applied to a moving platform.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls, motor shields.

Activities: Arduino Motor shields Controls.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a motor using an arduino and a motor shield.


 

2/20-2/24/17

Monday: Topic:                                 Holiday


Activities:


Objectives:  

Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Circuit Build Project 2 Motor Controls, H Bridge.


Activities: Circuit Build Project 2 Motor Controls, H Bridge.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a single motor using an H bridge IC.

Wed/Thurs: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 1 Finishing up, Motor Control with H bridges, Electronics Review


Activities: Project building, Electronics Review.  


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate a 2 motor control using an H bridge IC


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls, motor shields.


Activities: Arduino Motor shields Controls.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a motor using an arduino and a motor shield.


2/13-2/17/2017

Monday: Topic: Electronics Review: Current, Voltage, Resistance.


Activities: Concept review: Electronics.


Objectives:  Students will be able to determine current, resistance and voltage using Ohms law..

Tuesday: Topic: Electronics Review: Current, Voltage, Resistance.


Activities: Concept review: Electronics


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to calculate resistance in a series and parallel circuit.

Wed/Thurs: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 1 Finishing up, Electronics Review


Activities: Project building, Electronics Review.  


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate their design project that will be operated by an arduino and servos.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices, Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls, motor shields.


Activities: Arduino Build Project 2 Motor Controls.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate controlling a motor using an arduino and a motor shield.


 

2/6-10/2017

Monday: Topic: Chapter 11, Starting chapter 26 Sound


Activities:    Moment of torque, building mobiles,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly construct structures that exhibit balanced torques.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 11 review.


Activities:  Introduction to Sound in air and different mediums, ultrasonic and infrasonic, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the shape of constructive and destructive wave interference patterns.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 12 review.


Activities:  Resonance and Speed of sound lab.


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the speed of sound using tuning forks and hollow tubes.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 11 review.


Activities:    Sound interference, beats, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly identify the type of wave sound makes.

1/30-2/3/2017

Monday: Topic: Finishing up circuit project--Display  


Activities: Finish circuit project 1


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to trace their circuit paths and troubleshoot problems.


Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a  device using a temperature sensor operating a servo.


Wed/Thurs: Topic: Strategic Planning: Robotics Final Project.


Activities: Robotic project discussion and planning, Course contents considered, brainstorming directions.  Arduino-linkage project.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will generated a few possible course directions in robotics.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices and designing the first robotic project.


Activities: Arduino-linkage project


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be settled on a design project that will be operated by an arduino and servos.


 

1/23-1/27/2017

Monday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices and finishing up circuit project--troubleshooting the build


Activities: Arduino projects learning, Arduino Programming, Circuit building following simple Arduino workshop curriculum.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to trace their circuit paths and troubleshoot problems.

Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit operating a servo.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning, Arduino Programming, Circuit building following simple Arduino workshop curriculum.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit operating a servo.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices and finishing up circuit project.


Activities: Arduino projects learning, Arduino Programming, Circuit building following simple Arduino workshop curriculum.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit operating a thermistor and a photoresistor


1/16-1/20/2017

Monday: Holiday

Activities:

Objectives:  

Tuesday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit blinking lights to follow a program.


Wed/Thurs: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning, Arduino Programming, Circuit building following simple Arduino workshop curriculum.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit operating a servo.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices and finishing up circuit project.


Activities: Arduino projects learning, Arduino Programming, Circuit building following simple Arduino workshop curriculum.



Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to trace the logic of their circuit project and explain how the transistor works in it.

1/9-13/2017

Monday: Topic: Strand 2 Electrical/Electronics  Outcome 2.2 Circuits


Activities: Troubleshooting electrical circuits


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will probe their circuits with a voltmeter, ohmmeter and a current meter.

Tuesday: Topic: Strand 2 Electrical/Electronics  Outcome 2.2 Circuits


Activities: Measuring components, Grounding electrical devices.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will describe how their circuit works.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit blinking lights to follow a program.


Friday: Topic: Digital electronics: Programmable Logic Devices


Activities: Arduino projects learning


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to build a simple logic circuit operating a servo.


12/12-12/16/2016


Monday: Topic: AC power Generation single and 3 phase and Induction Motors


Activities: Building Motor: Finish DC Transistor Circuits project


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will calculate household voltage and explain how it gets to the house.

Tuesday: Topic: Motor building and operation.


Activities: Measuring components, Grounding electrical devices.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will describe how a motor works.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Pumps and pumping connections.


Activities: Motors and pump components.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify pump components.


Friday: Topic: Review for test.


Activities: Motor pumps, simple machines, gears and linkages. Practice test and corrections.


Objectives:  Students will score 80% on the practice test on mechanisms.

12/5-12/9/2016

Monday: Topic: Finish DC Transistor Circuits project.


Activities: Re-vist Ohms Law, Kirchoff's Law, and Watts Law


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will solve resistance problems in series and parallel circuits.

Tuesday: Topic: AC Circuits


Activities: AC Wiring vs DC Wiring, Measuring components, Grounding electrical devices.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will Measure Volts, Amps and Resistance in a circuit.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: AC & DC Power supplies, AC and DC Motors.


Activities: Motors components.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to tell the difference between AC and DC Motors.


Friday: Topic: Motors, Single phase and three phase, uses and controllers.


Activities: Motor diagrams.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will identify motors and their uses from diagrams.


11/28-12/2/2016

Monday: Topic: No School

Tuesday: Topic: DC Transistor Circuits project.


Activities: Transistors, resistors, capacitors, combining into circuits.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will solve resistance problems in series and parallel circuits.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: DC Transistor Circuits project.


Activities: Building circuits, Soldering, techniques.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to solder electrical components without excess heat.


Friday: Topic: DC Transistor Circuits project.


Activities: Building circuits, Soldering, techniques.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will have wired up working transistor circuits.


Science Content Standards Addressed this Week:

 

11/14-11/18/2016

Monday: Topic: DC Circuits


Activities: Series, parallel circuits, Resistance, current, voltage.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will create a series and parallel circuit and understand advantages of both.

Tuesday: Topic: DC Circuits Continued.


Activities:Kirchoff’s laws and Ohms law


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will solve resistance problems in series and parallel circuits.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Electrical Ac/Dc motor basics, Series and parallel power connections.


Activities:, Motor reversal switching, Soldering basics, technique.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to reverse a motor by wiring a dpdt switch for this purpose.


Friday: Topic: Applying Electrical Ac/Dc motor basics, Series and parallel power connections to kinetic sculptures.


Activities: Wiring up the kinetic sculptures.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be wire in the power supplies and reverse the motors on their kinetic sculptures.


 

11/7-11/11/2016   

Monday: Topic: Mechanism Basics Continued


Activities: Defining terms: Structure and Mechanism, Responses to Applied Force, Mechanism paradigms, Discussion, Lecture/Notes, Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have refined working kinetic designs.

Tuesday: Topic: Mechanism Basics Continued.


Activities:Kinematics, Links, Kinematic pair, Ground, Degree of freedom (DOF), Degrees of freedom and Gruebler’s equation Project 2 build continued, refining their design, preparation of competition


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will calculate the degrees of freedom for given mechanisms

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Electrical Ac/Dc motor basics, Series and parallel power connections.


Activities:, Project 2 build finished and prepared for competition.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate the mechanisms in their kinetic sculptures.


Friday: Topic:    No School: Holiday

 

10/31-11/4/2016  

Monday: Topic: Mechanism Basics


Activities: Defining terms: Structure and Mechanism, Responses to Applied Force, Mechanism paradigms, Discussion, Lecture/Notes, Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have refined working kinetic designs.

Tuesday: Topic: Mechanism Basics Continued.


Activities:Kinematics, Links, Kinematic pair, Ground, Degree of freedom (DOF), Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will calculate the degrees of freedom for given mechanisms

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Mechanism Basics Continued.


Activities: Degrees of freedom and Gruebler’s equation, Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate the mechanism in process that they are building.


Friday: Topic:   Mechanism Basics Continued.


Activities: Link types, Kinematic pairs, Historic Mechanisms, 4 bar linkages, Kinematic inversions, Scissor mechanisms, Design Due with measurements, Defend designs.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate a working mechanism that they are building.

 

10/24-28/2016


Monday: Topic: Finish Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities:Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have bases built for their kinetic designs.

Tuesday: Topic: Finish Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities: Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have motor linkages installed for their kinetic designs.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Finish Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities: Project 2 build continued, refining their design. Design Due with measurements, Defend designs.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate the mechanism in process that they are building.


Friday: Topic:   Finish Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities: Design Due with measurements, Defend designs.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate a working mechanism that they are building.

 

10/17-21/2016

Monday: Topic: Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities:  SCA Review: Project 2 build


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have bases built for their kinetic designs.

Tuesday: Topic: Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities: SCA Review: Project 2 build


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have motor linkages installed for their kinetic designs.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: SCA over Design work.


Activities: SCA:   Design Due with measurements, Defend designs.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate the mechanism in process that they are building.


Friday: Topic:    Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material, build.


Activities: Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate a working mechanism that they are building.

10/10-14/2016    

Monday: Topic: Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material. Continued


Activities:  Building the Base and refining the design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to state design constraints associated with certain material choices.

Tuesday: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program design build.


Activities: Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will have bases built for their kinetic designs.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program design build.


Activities:Project 2 build continued, refining their design.

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Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate the mechanism in process that they are building.


Friday: Topic:   Linkages 2D CAD program design build.


Activities: Project 2 build continued, refining their design.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate a mechanism that they are building.

10/3-7/2016

Monday: Topic: Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material.


Activities:  Video examples, Geared motors and material choice for project 2.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to state design constraints associated with certain material choices.

Tuesday: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program..


Activities: Project 2:  


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will able to design simple mechanisms with the 2D CAD program Linkage.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program.


Activities:Project 2 Using Linkages CAD to design a kinetic sculpture.


Objectives:  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate a mechanism that they will build.


Friday: Topic:    No School Today

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Objectives:  

9/26-30/2016

Monday: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program.


Activities:  Finish clean up Project 1, Begin Project 2: Linkages Tutorial


                                

Objectives: By the end of this lesson students will begin to use computer aided design program in 2d.

Tuesday: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program.


Activities: Project 2: Computer designing and building kinetic sculpture: Learning the 2D CAD program continued

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will use a computer aided design program to model the movement of a sunflower.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Linkages 2D CAD program.


Activities:Project 2 Using Linkages CAD to design a kinetic sculpture.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will use a computer aided design program to create a buildable kinetic sculpture.


Friday: Topic:    Linkage Project 2 Hardware and material.


Activities: Geared motors and material choice for project 2.


Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to state design constraints associated with certain material choices.   

 

9/19-23/2016

Monday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:  Project 1 Build Finish Up: Sprocket Finish, Chain installation, Secondary belted drives tuning: Target mechanism mounting.


                                

Objectives: Finish sprocket taping..

Tuesday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities: Project 1 Build Finish Up: Secondary belted drives, Target mechanism tuning.

Objectives: Finish Target belts.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:Project 1 Build Finish Up, machine tuning:  


Objectives: Entire Machine working.  DONE


Friday: Topic:     No School--PD Day

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Science Content Standards Addressed this Week:

9/12-16/2016

Monday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:  :Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives, Target mechanism build.

                                

Objectives: Connect hand crank to the primary first gear.

Tuesday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives, Target mechanism planning and design.

Objectives: Attach Chain to Machine

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives: Target mechanism construction.

Objectives: Build frame and rollers for Secondary belts


Friday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:  Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives, Attaching Targets to belts and troubleshooting operation.

Objectives:Secondary variable drives attached to main drive wheel.    

Science Content Standards Addressed this Week:

9/5-9/2016

Monday: Topic:


Activities:                                     Holliday


Objectives:


Tuesday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives, Target mechanism planning and design.

Objectives: Attach Chain to Machine

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives: Target mechanism construction.

Objectives: Secondary belts operational

 

Friday: Topic: Chains, Gears, Belts and variable rotational drives.


Activities:  Project 1 Build: Secondary belted drives, Attaching Targets to belts and troubleshooting operation.

Objectives:Secondary variable drives attached to drive wheel.