Robotics II

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


  • 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


    • 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


    • You will be qble to explore dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGo MINDSTORMS EV 3 set
    • You will learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms and other creative marvels.


Part 1 - Basic Mechanisms

  • Gear ratios
  • Compound gear systems
  • Changing the angle of rotation
  • Using worm drives
  • Swinging mechanisms
  • Reciprocating mechanisms
  • Cam mechanisms
  • Intermittent motion
  • Transmitting rotation with rubber bands
  • Transmitting rotation with caterpillar treads
  • Transmitting rotation over a long distance
  • Off-center axes of rotation
  • Changeover mechanisms using rotational direction
  • Universal joints


Part 2 - Vehicles

  • Driving wheels with a motor
  • Driving wheels with two motors
  • Caster wheels
  • Crawlers
  • Suspended wheels
  • Steering


Part 3 -Moving Without Tires

  • Walking machines
  • Moving like an inchworm
  • Moving through vibration


Part 4 - Arms, Wings and other Movements

  • Flapping wings
  • Gripping fingers
  • Lifting things
  • Shooting things
  • Automatic doors
  • Raking up or out
  • Creating wind
  • Swinging a pendulum
  • Using attachments to change motion
  • Meshing gears diagonally
  • Changing the angle of rotation freely


Part 5 - Sensors

  • Ideas for using the touch sensor
  • Ideas for using the buttons of the Intelligent EV3 Brick
  • Ideas for using the color sensor


Part 6 - Something Extra

  • Using the Pythagorean theorem
  • Try building something handy!

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