For Basic-X Software and Mouse Robot
Robodyssey’s ‘Software Training System’ uses a stimulating combination of classroom challenges and entertaining guided tutorials to teach children and young adults the basic concepts of programming logic that they will need to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math, or S.T.E.M. The Robodyssey Software Training System is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate a variety of age groups. Students will learn programming skills based on Microsoft’s Visual Basic language while competing in non-destructive classroom challenges.
Some of our Non-Destructive Robot Competitions
Blind Bot’s Bluff: ‘Dead-Reckoning' Maze challenge - program robots to navigate a minefield of robot swallowing holes
Robot Dance: ‘Dead-Reckoning’ exercise where students manipulate variables to create a set of complex dance moves, and add light sensors to ‘Dance in the Dark.’
Gripper Challenge: Challenge to pick and place objects on a maze, ‘Dead Reckoning’ (without sensors)
Desktop Challenge: Robots explore desktop using range-finding sensors to solve a maze of blocks scattered around an elevated tabletop and avoid falling.
Sumo Robots: Robots use downward-looking sensors to stay in the ring for ‘Blind Sumo’, and forward-looking sensors to refine Sumo robots.
Other Challenges: Measure and record changes in light, heat, pressure, sound, conductivity over time; make music, follow light, follow black line, make sound and light codes and light patterns, display AtoD out-put of data collected
Some of the Programming Terms used:
Debug.Print GetADC Delay Call If – Then
PulseOut Dim Do - While Cstr Do – Loop
For more information about this and other Robodyssey programs please visit our site at www.robodyssey.com. To speak with someone about scheduling a session please call Robodyssey at 609-five eight five -8535 or email David Peins at dpeins[at]robodyssey[dot]com
Robodyssey offers: "Teacher Training for Programming Robots with BasicX"
This hands-on seminar is a great way to get an overview on how easy it is to teach computer science through robotics.Features include:
We are also available for ninety minute group seminars on "Using Robotics to Teach Technology", and "Starting a Robotics Club in Your School". Of course, all the professional development training we provide can be counted towards the One Hundred Hour Teacher Training Requirement.
Robodyssey also offers a variety of sessions ranging from two hours to two weeks on robot building and programming directly to your students or clubs. This program is ideal for after-school, summer camp and community opportunities.
Goals and objectives:
Please contact Robodyssey directly for these special education programs. Feel free to call at (609)Five-Eight-Five-8535.