• Welcome to Robotics Inquiry.  In this class we will explore basic principles of robotics using Ozobots and Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits.

    Learning goals

    By the end of the course you will understand and be able to design robots using

    • Robotic mechanical structures (arms, wheels, frames, etc.)
    • Motors
    • Sensors
    • Logic circuits
    • Control software

    Teamwork

    Almost all of the work you will do in this class will be done with a partner or as part of a team.
    A strong emphasis will be placed on:

    • Cooperation
    • Clear communication
    • Creative problem-solving
    • Respectful interactions with teammates and other teams

    Grading

    Throughout the semester you will be working on robotics challenges and problems.  Grades for projects will be
    based on how closely your solutions meet the challenge requirements.

    Open Lab

    You are not expected to do any homework in this class, but you are expected to make up any work that you are
    unable to complete during class time.  You will have adequate time to complete assignments in class, but it will
    be necessary to stay focused and on-task at all times. The classroom is available before and after school and during
    lunch.

    Robotics Kits

    The Lego Mindstorms kits consist of many, many parts that are easy to lose or misplace.  Your team is responsible for
    keeping track of your kit and keeping all parts with the kit.  You may NOT exchange parts with other teams!!!!!