ROB2 17-Jan-2018 to 19-Jan-2018

Lesson Name:

League Tournament Preparation

TEKS – §130.409 (ROBOTICS 2):

  • c.1 – The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:
  • c.1.A – distinguish the differences among an engineering technician, engineering technologist, and engineer;
  • c.1.D – recognize the principles of teamwork related to engineering and technology;
  • c.1.E – identify and use appropriate work habits;
  • c.1.G – discuss ethical issues related to engineering and technology and incorporate proper ethics in submitted projects;
  • c.1.J – demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills using a variety of software applications and media; and
  • c.2 – The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:
  • c.2.B – use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;
  • c.2.C – select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems;
  • c.2.D – communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;
  • c.2.E – create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;
  • c.2.F – analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas; and
  • c.2.G – display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.
  • c.3 – The student learns and contributes productively as an individual and as a member of a project team. The student is expected to:
  • c.3.A – demonstrate an understanding of and discuss how teams function;
  • c.3.B – apply teamwork to solve problems;
  • c.3.C – follow directions and decisions of responsible individuals of the project team;
  • c.3.D – participate in establishing team procedures and team norms; and
  • c.3.E – work cooperatively with others to set and accomplish goals in both competitive and non-competitive situations.
  • c.4 – The student develops skills of project management. 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 – translate and employ a Project Management Plan for production of a 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.E – comply with established guidelines for working in a lab environment;
  • c.5.F – handle and store tools and materials correctly;
  • c.5.G – employ established inventory control and organization procedures; and
  • c.5.H – describe the results of negligent or improper maintenance.
  • 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 – troubleshoot and maintain systems and subsystems to ensure safe and proper function and precision operation;
  • c.6.C – implement feedback control loops used to provide information; and
  • c.6.D – implement different types of sensors used in robotic or automated systems and their operations.
  • c.7 – The student demonstrates an understanding of advanced mathematics and physics in robotic and automated systems. The student is expected to:
  • c.7.A – apply the concepts of acceleration and velocity as they relate to robotic and automated systems;
  • c.7.B – describe the term degrees of freedom and apply it to the design of joints used in robotic and automated systems;
  • c.7.C – describe angular momentum and integrate it in the design of robotic joint motion, stability, and mobility;
  • c.7.D – use the impulse-momentum theory in the design of robotic and automated systems;
  • c.7.E – explain translational, rotational, and oscillatory motion in the design of robotic and automated systems;
  • c.7.F – apply the operation of direct current (DC) motors, including control, speed, and torque;
  • c.7.G – apply the operation of servo motors, including control, angle, and torque;
  • c.7.H – interpret sensor feedback and calculate threshold values;
  • c.7.I – apply measurement and geometry to calculate robot navigation;
  • c.7.J – implement movement control using encoders; and
  • c.7.K – implement path planning using geometry and multiple sensor feedback.
  • C.8 – The student creates a program to control a robotic or automated system. The student is expected to:
  • c.8.A – use coding languages and proper syntax;
  • c.8.B – use programming best practices for commenting and documentation;
  • c.8.C – describe how and why logic is used to control the flow of the program;
  • c.8.D – create a program flowchart and write the pseudocode for a program to perform an operation;
  • c.8.E – create algorithms for evaluating a condition and performing an appropriate action using decisions;
  • c.8.F – create algorithms that loop through a series of actions for a specified increment and for as long as a given condition exists;
  • c.8.G – create algorithms that evaluate sensor data as variables to provide feedback control;
  • c.8.H – use output commands and variables;
  • c.8.I – use selection programming structures such as jumps, loops, switch, and case; and
  • c.8.J – implement subroutines and functions.
  • c.9 – 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.9.A – demonstrate knowledge of robotic or automated system arm construction;
  • c.9.B – demonstrate an understanding and apply the concepts of torque, gear ratio, stability, and weight of payload in a robotic or automated system arm operation; and
  • c.9.C – demonstrate an understanding and apply the concepts of linkages and gearing in end effectors and their use in a robotic or an automated arm system.
  • c.10 – The student uses engineering design methodologies. The student is expected to:
  • c.10.A – implement the design process;
  • c.10.B – demonstrate critical thinking, identify the system constraints, and make fact-based decisions;
  • c.10.C – apply formal testing and reiteration strategies to develop or improve a product;
  • c.10.D – apply and defend decision-making strategies when developing solutions;
  • c.10.E – identify and improve quality-control issues in engineering design and production;
  • c.10.G – use an engineering notebook to document the project design process as a legal document; and
  • c.10.H – create and interpret industry standard system schematics.
  • c.11 – 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.11.A – use and maintain tools and laboratory equipment in a safe manner to construct and repair systems;
  • c.11.B – use precision measuring instruments to analyze systems and prototypes;
  • c.11.C – implement a system to identify and track all components of the robotic or automated system and all elements involved with the operation, construction, and manipulative functions; and
  • c.11.D – use multiple software applications to simulate robot behavior and present concepts.
  • c.12 – The student produces a product using the appropriate tools, materials, and techniques. The student is expected to:
  • c.12.A – use the design process to design a robotic or automated system that meets pre-established criteria and constraints;
  • c.12.B – identify and use appropriate tools, equipment, machines, and materials to produce the prototype;
  • c.12.C – implement sensors in the robotic or automated system;
  • c.12.D – construct the robotic or automated system;
  • c.12.E – use the design process to evaluate and formally test the design;
  • c.12.F – refine the design of the robotic or automated system to ensure quality, efficiency, and manufacturability of the final robotic or automated system; and
  • c.12.G – 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 end-of-season tournament.
  2. The student will prepare materials for the team interviews to be conducted at the upcoming end-of-season tournament.

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 end-of-season tournament.


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

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