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Friday, July 14

  1. page Lego Mindstorms Camp -- Summer edited ... Building an "expressbot" car Building a "ClareBot" standing robot Top S…
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    Building an "expressbot" car
    Building a "ClareBot" standing robot
    Top Spinner directions
    Troubleshooting
    If LDD dies, try this:
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  2. page Lego Mindstorms Camp -- Summer edited ... Building a basic "MiniBot" car Building an "expressbot" car Building a …
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    Building a basic "MiniBot" car
    Building an "expressbot" car
    Building a "ClareBot" standing robot
    Troubleshooting
    If LDD dies, try this:
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Wednesday, July 12

  1. page Catapults and Trebuchets edited ... Catapult with a nice locking mechanism that is "unlocked" by the bottom motor Motor…
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    Catapult with a nice locking mechanism that is "unlocked" by the bottom motor
    Motor-driven catapult with 4 "wheels" to keep it anchored in place -- could be nice for an accuracy challenge
    Another motor-driven catapult
    Gear-driven catapult
    Leonardo Da Vinci's Catapult
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  2. page Catapults and Trebuchets edited ... Second Challenge: Precision Shot Three cups of varying sizes will be located in a straight li…
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    Second Challenge: Precision Shot
    Three cups of varying sizes will be located in a straight line. Program your catapult to throw a marshmallow from the start line into each cup, using the same program!
    Final Challenge: Ping Pong Ball Thrower
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    from people)!" For our purposes, we will be using whiffle-style ping pong balls.
    Student Examples From Previous Leap Camps
    "Foot Pedal" Catapult
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    Catapult with a nice locking mechanism that is "unlocked" by the bottom motor
    Motor-driven catapult with 4 "wheels" to keep it anchored in place -- could be nice for an accuracy challenge
    Gear-driven catapult
    Leonardo Da Vinci's Catapult
    NXTprograms Catapult -- we don't have enough pieces for this, but see if you can modify it to make it work with what we have!

    On his amazing website full of Mindstorms tutorials, Dr. Graeme offers the following rules for a marshmallow contest:
    Robotic Mediaeval Marshmallow Throwing Contests – Rules
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  3. page Catapults and Trebuchets edited ... {physics_trebuchet_1.png} A trebuchet is a specialized catapult with a sling attached to a l…
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    {physics_trebuchet_1.png}
    A trebuchet is a specialized catapult with a sling attached to a length of rope at the end of the catapult to "whip" the payload even further.
    Today weNo one has yet been able to build a working trebuchet, but maybe that will be you!
    Today we will focus on
    building our
    The first thing to do is to build your robot catapult / trebuchet. You will need to include the following parts on your catapult:
    a pouch to hold the payload
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    Torsion Catapult Throw
    Torsion Catapult 2 -- Long Throw
    Other Examples of Catapults for Inspiration
    Catapult with a nice locking mechanism that is "unlocked" by the bottom motor
    Motor-driven catapult with 4 "wheels" to keep it anchored in place -- could be nice for an accuracy challenge

    On his amazing website full of Mindstorms tutorials, Dr. Graeme offers the following rules for a marshmallow contest:
    Robotic Mediaeval Marshmallow Throwing Contests – Rules
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Tuesday, July 11

  1. page Escape The Maze and Wooden Maze of Doom Challenge edited ... Use the programming from the Sumo Bot here to learn how to back up and turn when you notice th…
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    Use the programming from the Sumo Bot here to learn how to back up and turn when you notice the black line on the outside of the octagon.
    Sensor Challenge 3: Minesweeper
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    go through a mazethe minefield without hitting the mines.mines for at least 30 seconds. Use your
    Minesweeper help here
    {http://www.nxtprograms.com/NXT2/line_follower/DSC_3213.JPG} Sensor Challenge 4: Line Follower
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  2. page Escape The Maze and Wooden Maze of Doom Challenge edited ... In this challenge, you'll learn how to make your robot drive in a figure 8. Follow the instru…
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    In this challenge, you'll learn how to make your robot drive in a figure 8.
    Follow the instructions from Dr. Graeme's Lucky 8 tutorial, or figure out yourself how to make your robot move in a figure 8!
    Drive the loop 1 time
    Drive the loop 5 times
    Drive the loop..... FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Sensors
    Sensors are important to make your robots avoid obstacles and do your bidding, just like the video we watched about tractors avoiding big metal pieces in the field.
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