ROB1 09-Jan-2018 to 12-Jan-2018

Lesson Name:

League Meet #3 Preparation

TEKS – §130.408 (ROBOTICS 1):

  • c.1  – The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:
  • c.1.A  – demonstrate knowledge of how to dress appropriately, speak politely, and conduct oneself in a manner appropriate for the profession;
  • c.1.B – demonstrate the ability to cooperate, contribute, and collaborate as a member of a group in an effort to achieve a positive collective outcome;
  • c.1.C – present written and oral communication in a clear, concise, and effective manner, including explaining and justifying actions;
  • c.1.D – demonstrate time-management skills in prioritizing tasks, following schedules, and performing goal-relevant activities in a way that produces efficient results; and
  • c.1.E – demonstrate punctuality, dependability, reliability, and responsibility in performing assigned tasks as directed.
  • c.2 – The student demonstrates the skills necessary for success in a technical career. The student is expected to:
  • c.2.D –  discuss ethical issues related to engineering and technology and incorporate proper ethics in submitted projects;
  • c.3 –  The student participates in team projects in various roles. The student is expected to:
  • c.3.A – explain the importance of teamwork in the field of robotics;
  • c.3.B – apply principles of effective problem solving in teams to collaboration and conflict resolution; and
  • c.3.C – demonstrate proper attitudes as a team leader and team member.
  • c.4 – The student develops skills for managing a project. The student is expected to:
  • c.4.A – implement project management methodologies, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project;
  • c.4.B – develop a project schedule and complete work according to established criteria;
  • c.4.C – participate in the organization and operation of a real or simulated engineering project; and
  • c.4.D – develop a plan for production of an individual product.
  • c.5 – The student practices safe and proper work habits. The student is expected to:
  • c.5.B – comply with safety guidelines as described in various manuals, instructions, and regulations;
  • c.5.F – perform maintenance on selected tools, equipment, and machines;
  • c.5.G – handle and store tools and materials correctly; and
  • c.5.H –  describe the results of improper maintenance of material, tools, and equipment.
  • c.6 – The student develops the ability to use and maintain technological products, processes, and systems. The student is expected to:
  • c.6.A – demonstrate the use of computers to manipulate a robotic or automated system and associated subsystems;
  • c.6.B – maintain systems to ensure safe and proper function and precision operation;
  • c.6.D – describe types and functions of sensors used in robotic systems.
  • c.7 – The student develops an understanding of engineering principles and fundamental physics. The student is expected to:
  • c.7.A – demonstrate knowledge of Newton’s Laws as applied to robotics such as rotational dynamics, torque, weight, friction, and traction factors required for the operation of robotic systems;
  • c.7.B – demonstrate knowledge of motors, gears, gear ratios, and gear trains used in the robotic systems;
  • c.7.D – describe the operation of direct current (DC) motors, including control, speed, and torque; and
  • c.7.E – describe the operation of servo motors, including control, angle, and torque.
  • c.8 – The student develops an understanding of the characteristics and scope of manipulators, accumulators, and end effectors required for a robotic or automated system to function. The student is expected to:
  • c.8.A – describe the relationship between robotic arm construction and robot stability;
  • c.8.B – describe the relationship between torque and gear ratio to weight of payload in a robotic arm operation; and
  • c.8.C – demonstrate knowledge of linkages and gearing in end effectors used in a robotic arm system.
  • c.9 – The student uses engineering design methodologies. The student is expected to:
  • c.9.A – demonstrate an understanding of and discuss the design process;
  • c.9.B – think critically, identify the system constraints, and make fact-based decisions;
  • c.9.C – apply testing and reiteration strategies to develop or improve a product;
  • c.9.D – apply decision-making strategies when developing solutions;
  • c.9.E – identify quality-control issues in engineering design and production;
  • c.9.G –  use an engineering notebook to document the project design process as a legal document; and
  • c.9.H – interpret industry standard system schematics.
  • c.10 – The student learns the function and application of the tools, equipment, and materials used in robotic and automated systems through specific project-based assessments. The student is expected to:
  • c.10.A – use tools and laboratory equipment in a safe manner to construct and repair systems;
  • c.10.B – use precision measuring instruments to analyze systems and prototypes; and
  • c.11 – The student produces a product using the appropriate tools, materials, and techniques. The student is expected to:
  • c.11.A – identify and describe the steps needed to produce a prototype;
  • c.11.B – identify and use appropriate tools, equipment, machines, and materials to produce the prototype;
  • c.11.C – construct a robotic or automated system to perform specified operations using the design process;
  • c.11.D – test and evaluate the design in relation to pre-established requirements such as criteria and constraints;
  • c.11.E – refine the design of a robotic or automated system to ensure quality, efficiency, and manufacturability of the final product; and
  • c.11.F – present the final product using a variety of media.

Lesson Objectives:

  1. The student will prepare the FTC 11242 and/or FTC 12645 robotic system to compete in the upcoming 3rd and final league meet of the contest season.
  2. The student will prepare materials for the team mock interviews to be conducted at the upcoming 3rd and final league meet of the contest season.

Materials Needed:

  1. Robotic Systems
  2. Build Materials
  3. Build Tools
  4. Programming Computer

Description of Lesson:

FTC 11242 will meet for two days this week and FTC 12645 will meet for two days this week. Both teams are to work on final preparations for the upcoming 3rd and final league meet of the contest season.


  • Daily Grade – Meet Preparations (2-Days = 50% each day)

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