Monday, January 21, 2019

Week 3: Including Comments

January 21 or 24th
(No Meetings at Gallimore this week)

It is very helpful if the team includes comment blocks to group related steps and to explain parts of the program. There are two ways to do this in the EV3 software environment.

from a High School robotics team:
https://youtu.be/OfrXGvBTk0o

from a robotics coach:
https://youtu.be/k7nscBBYUR0


Monday, January 14, 2019

Week 2: Starting to Program

Breaking the challenge down into smaller parts is helpful.

Watch what the example robot does. Think about what you want your robot to do.
From Robofest.org Game page https://youtu.be/pREnrQtSddE

Suggested steps:
1) Drive forward.
2) Stop at the edge of the table.
3) Turning the robot 90 degrees.
4) Following the edge of the table.

Tutorials from previous years:

Other ways to learn how to do steps:
Download the education version of Mindstorms software instead of the home version. (Tutorials are built in at the home screen.)
https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software 

Search online. For example, search for "EV3 stop at black"
You will find tutorials
And videos!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Kicking off Our 2019 Robofest Season: Binary Blocks

Meeting for Week 1
January 7/January 10

Season Overview
  • Club Goals
    • Support building school community
    • Encourage interest and participation in STEM
    • Promote teamwork, communication, and leadership skills
  • Important Dates
    • Club Meetings Mondays or Thursdays (no school, no meeting)
    • March 23: Gallimore Qualifying Competition
    • April TBD: Robofest Qualifying Invitationals
    • May 16-18: Robofest World Championship
  • Your Team
    • 3 or 4 students
      • Students will do ALL of the work
      • planning, building, programming, and problem-solving
      • learning and student-ownership is the goal
    • 1 or more coach
      • help team stay on task during club meetings
      • help team make decisions and get help when needed 
      • help team understand the rules of the game
      • help register team and complete forms
      • ensure team has all materials and supplies
      • monitor team progress and help with time management
Starting Work for the Season
What You Need