TETRIX® PRIME Robotics: Automation Manufacturing STEM Unit

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Type: Curriculum Titles/Courses and Units Line: TETRIX PRIME Ages: 12+

Combining the quick prototyping capabilities of the TETRIX® PRIME parts with the strength and ruggedness of the MAX parts, this unit focuses on activities and builds that might be used in manufacturing plants. Using an Arduino board and Arduino with ArduBlock software along with various sensors, students program the computer to accomplish tasks that might normally be found in a manufacturing environment. By combining parts from the two products, students build quick prototypes with the strength to accomplish automated activities that address STEM . . .

Combining the quick prototyping capabilities of the TETRIX® PRIME parts with the strength and ruggedness of the MAX parts, this unit focuses on activities and builds that might be used in manufacturing plants. Using an Arduino board and Arduino with ArduBlock software along with various sensors, students program the computer to accomplish tasks that might normally be found in a manufacturing environment. By combining parts from the two products, students build quick prototypes with the strength to accomplish automated activities that address STEM standards.

This three-week unit comes with 12 starter sets. During the unit, students will:

  • Work in teams of two or three students.
  • Utilize parts from both the PRIME and MAX product lines to build robots to complete various tasks that might occur in an automated factory.
  • Complete activities to build necessary skills for each task.
  • Receive a real-world challenge to complete using the skills learned after each set of activities.
  • Complete guided activities and a data sheet included in a logbook that has them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and Language Arts Standards, and ITEEA technology standards are included. This unit serves 24 students, and add-ons are available for classes larger than 24.

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