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Tracie Ingram
Tracie Ingram • 51 weeks ago

What's at the bottom of a body of water? An underwater robot might help find out! Rig your own simple underwater robot to get hands-on with robot design challenges in the "Roaming Robots: Build Your Own Underwater Robot" #robotics engineering project idea. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #science

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Can engineers test ideas before making real-world prototypes? In the "Robot Race! Use a Computer to Design, Simulate, and Race Robots with VoxCAD" #science project, students explore computer simulation by designing and testing their own robots using #VoxCAD. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #engineering #robotics #scienceproject

All robots are not equal in terms of efficiency! In the "Eco-Friendly Robots: Design the Most Energy-Efficient Racing Robot Using VoxCAD*" #science project, students are challenged to use #VoxCAD to examine the efficiency and cost of transport of different robot designs. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #engineering #robotics #scienceproject

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Upgrade your articulated straw robot hand with the addition of a microprocessor board and servo motors! The "I Like to Move It: Motorizing a Robot Hand *" #robotics Project Idea provides inspiration and challenge for students ready to take next steps in robotics engineering. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #science

Let your art bot show its style by programming it to use different colors in the "Drawing Dalibot: Designing an Art Robot That Switches Colors*" #robotics engineering Project Idea. Use RobotC to program your VEX® robot for this challenge. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...; Image from video clip about Vangobot™] #STEM #science

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Changing the material properties of a robot can change how it functions. In the "Hard, Soft, or in Between? Changing Material Properties in Robot Design with VoxCAD*" #science project, students are challenged to experiment with material properties of their robot simulations in VoxCAD as part of an independent #engineering project. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject #robotics

A radio-controlled search-and-rescue vehicle can save lives, but how complicated is it to operate one? In the "Robots to the Rescue! Build & Test a Search-and-Rescue Robot" #science project, students experiment to see how difficult it is to guide a radio-controlled robot when you can see a camera's view but not the robot itself. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #robotics #scienceproject

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