Lego Wedo/Boost

Intended Audience

  • Age Group 7-10 years old

What do I need?

  • Live Online Training : A laptop, and a stable internet connection. The recommended minimum speed is around 10 Mbps.
  • Grade 1 reading literacy
  • Grade 1 maths literacy

Certification

  • A progress report will be issued after each module like this module.
  • After all modules were completed, and the assessments passed, a Competency Certificate will be issued

Duration

    • 1 Year (40 one hour lessons, 10 per term, one per week)
    • Crash Course - This course can be crahed over a period of 1-2 weeks full time

    Outcomes

    • You will learn proven design patterns that you can employ for common tasks such as turning, pushing and pulling.
    • You will reduce and compensate for variation in performance from battery charge levels and motor calibration differences.
    • You will produce designs that wont frustrate you by not working, but wil delight you with their reliable performance in the heat of competition.

One

Programming Basics

  • 1: Your Lego Boost creative toolbox
    • Speaking LEGO
    • Programming your robots
    • Let's build a Robot
  • 2: It's me, Mario!
    • Building Mario
    • The Creative Canvas
    • Mario's first program
  • 3: Getting around with Motor blocks!
    • There and back
    • Differential drive robots
  • 4: Moving your robot precisely
    • Rotation sensors
    • The Drivebase Move Steering for Angle block
    • Visualizing angles of rotation
    • Moving a precise distance
    • Turning y a set angle
  • 5: Repeating actions with loops
    • Traveling along a square path
    • Loop blocks
  • 6: 'Hi, I'm an explorer1"
    • The LEGO BOOST sensor
  • 7: Detecting colors
    • Color detection tips
    • Color Sensor Blocks
    • Building the Color Controller
    • Color Commands
    • Program description
    • Testing the program

Two

Intermediate techniques

    1. A line-following robot
    • A simple approach to robot navigation
    • The Switch block
    • Undertanding data types
    • The Compare blocks
    • MARIO:line-following version
    • Line-following with Switch blocks
    • Waiting for custom conditions
  • 2. Following walls
    • Solving the wall-following problem
    • Using the Switch block
    • Using Start on True blocks
    • A smoother wall-following program with math
  • 3. A voice-activated robot
    • Sound Sensor blocks
    • Clapper switch
    • Clapper navigator
    • Tilt Sensor blocks
    • "hey, put me down!"
    • Detecting a sudden hit
    • Light Blocks
    • Random actions
    • Starting parallel sequences
    • The interrupting robot joke
  • 4. Taking a look around
    • Building the scanner head
    • Single-motor blocks
    • Using the rotation sensors
    • Scanning
    • Moving relative to a zero position
    • Resetting the scanner head
    • Making composite blocks
    • Making composite blocks with inputs
    • Editing and removing composite blocks
    • Navigating around clutter
  • 5. Playing darts
    • Remote control blocks
    • Adding the Button Widget to the remote control
    • Making the main program
    • Using the remote conrol
    • Automatic shooting>
  • 6. Building techniques
    • LEGO geometry
    • SNOT building
    • Working with gears
    • Getting gears to mesh well.
    • Driving the turntable

Three

BrickPecker

  • 1. Brickpecker, a Brick-Sorting Bird
    • One motor for two movements
    • What you've learned
  • 2. Programming BrickPecker

Four

CYBOT

  • Making the composite blocks
  • Reset c-block
  • Resetting CYBOT
  • Explore program
  • Command c-block

Five

  • Revision
  • Final Project
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