July 30-Aug 3, 2012 - High School
Would you like to create a LEGO robot that can search for victims? Would you like to make a LEGO Textrix robot that can be used for the High School FIRST Tech Challenge? Would you like to direct characters in your own 3D movie? You can do this using drag-and-drop programming with free software called Alice. For more information on LEGO Tetrix see http://www.legoeducation.us:80/store/detail.aspx?CategoryID=159&by=9&ID=1760&c=1&t=0&l=0. For more information on Alice see http://www.alice.org.
Monday - 9am - 3pm
- 15 minutes pre surveys http://findings.Pre-GaComputes.sgizmo.com/s3/
- 30 minutes Kinesthic Learning Activity: boolean game or flowchart hopscotch (have them say their name and something they like to do)
- 30 minutes - show the kids lightbot2 http://armorgames.com/play/6061/light-bot-20 (click on basics to start and do all 6 basic levels if possible) and have them try to get through some of the first levels using pair programming. Also see http://ice-web.cc.gatech.edu/dl/?q=node/628 for a video to show you how to get started.
- 15 minutes explain the LEGO NXT kits (explain that 2x means 2 of that part, explain the sizes are the number of studs on the lego parts and show how to measure axles, show the 3 different black connectors that look similar and explain how to tell them apart, show how to use the parts list to find which bin a part can be found in)
- 1.5 hours try some easy things building and programming projects listed at http://nxtprograms.com/projects1.html. Scroll to the bottom to see the difficulty ratings. Try things like the top spinner, mini-golf, baseball batter, and spin art.
- lunch 12 - 1pm
- 1 hour build the robot that matches the instructions in the kit (up to before you add the sensors)
- 1 hour do the first 7 challenges that come with the software and try to program the robot to go through coures outlined in blue painters tape - First NXT challenges
- If the kids get bored do some CS unplugged activity like the card flip magic trick http://www.csunplugged.org/error-detection
Tues - 9am - 3pm
- 30 minutes - Do a CS Unplugged activity (like http://www.csunplugged.org/minimal-spanning-trees)
- 1 hour do the scavanger hunt
- 1 hour -Making a NXT robot dance show some movies from RoboCup Jr (seehttp://rcj.robocup.org/videos.html)
- 30 minutes - Let the students add the light sensor, do challenges 16 and 17, and try to follow a black line on white foam board.
- lunch 1 hour
- 30 min - talk about robot localization, mapping, and traversal - email@example.com
- 30 min - Introduce the kids to the rescue competition from RoboCupJr. and challenge them to try to identify the victims (by stopping and playing a tune) as they navagate through the course following the black line. They will have to try to find the line again when it disappears.
- 1 hour pick a more advanced thing to build from http://nxtprograms.com/projects1.html or continue work on rescue or dance.
Friday, (parent show at 2:00pm)
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