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India Day Robotics Challenge


OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

STEM is an evolving field in the world, and to showcase the skills of our community, the challenge is meant for kids to show how they use science and technology

Requirements

  1. Age group is 7-16

  2. 2-4 students per group and 1 adult supervising

  3. Robot must fit within a 12”x12”x12” box

  4. A written portfolio must be submitted two weeks before India Day.

  5. If you don’t have a robot, that’s fine, register to compete with a robot that will be there on that day

OBJECTIVES

  1. Go through and order the blocks in chronological order of when the events took place.

  2. Then navigate to the finish with the block with the flag and place it.

  3. Be the fastest to earn more points

MATERIALS NEEDED

  1. 4 ft by 8 ft space required

  2. 8 Blocks(8”x4”x4”) similar to ones shown on top right

  3. 6 Blocks(2”x2”x2”) similar to one on bottom right

  4. One flag

  5. Tape or markers to label blocks. Colors are: Orange, White, Green, Red, Blue

  6. Images shown on the web page

Events

  1. India’s Independence August 15, 1947

  2. Mohandas Gandhi begins 241-mile civil disobedience march

  3. India successfully joins nuclear club with their success in Pokhran Base

  4. Bhāratīya Saṃvidhāna was put into place

  5. India lift the cricket world cup for the first time


Activity

  • There will be one zone and you will start with the five time blocks and one flag block.

  • You will bring them back to the original base.

  • You will then organize either with the color sensor(5+ points) or image sensing(10+ points) to organize them correctly (3+ points for each one that is correct), after sorting you will proceed to go through track and place the flagged block at the end(5+ points).

  • There will be a seven minute timer and each minute that is not used gets 2+ points.



Portfolio

The portfolio must include the following pages in a single, multi-page PDF document in

this order:

  1. Table of contents; pages as needed

  2. Plan of Work log; pages as needed

  3. Robot Description – explanation of how the drive system design will have minimal impact to the physical environment, design iterations of the robot base, actuators, end effectors, and sensors; 250 words or less

  4. Technical Drawings – may include: Sketches, and/or Tool Drawings, and/or CAD Drawings; pages as needed





Field Overview

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