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For this assignment we are towards the end of our 4 weeks of robotics. I give the class a challenge to make a “Hall Racer” there are several requirements, one of wich is that they must use gears to turn their wheels. This is usually a huge challenge for the groups. I tell them to think like a bicycle chain and gears… But, if the groups figure it out, these can get going really fast down the hallway.
I like to have the groups work in the hallway, it does several things. First, it gives my students a sense of pride to show other students that are passing by in the hallway their awesome robotic projects. Also, it promotes my class by letting these other students see what they have to look forward to in my class.
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