Robotics 1

Robotics 1 is a lab-based course that uses a hands-on approach to introduce the basic concepts of robotics, focusing on the construction and programming of autonomous mobile robots. Students learn C++ Code and Mechanical Foundations through the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy. Course information will be tied to lab experiments; students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots, culminating in a series of robot contests. We will be using the VEX V5 robotics system as our platform. Students will divide into groups and complete a variety of robot construction and programming challenges by following the Engineering Cycle.


Robotics 1 Syllabus (Trimble 2021-22)

Daily Agenda Slides

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Robotics 1 (Trimble 2021-22)

Parent-Teacher Conference Video for Fall 2021:

These are PDF copies of the notes we take in class:

09 - Compound Gear Trains.pdf
08 - Mechanical Advantage.pdf
Gear Ratio Practice Worksheet (Trimble)
Compound Gear Ratio Worksheet (Mr Trimble 2021)
07 - Riverbed Crane Project.pdf
05-Bump Sensor.pdf
04 - Operating Arm & Claw.pdf
03 - Turning a Robot.pdf
02 - Delivery Route Part 1.pdf
01 - Coding with VEX V5.pdf

Before working with robots in the HRV Robotics lab, all students and parents must print, sign, and return this safety and behavior contract. Paper copies are available for students to pick up in the classroom.

Engineering/Robotics Safety and Behavior Contract