Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10 2019 - 3D Mechatronics, ExploraVision, Solder Speakers in Open Lab

Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
Special Instructions: 
FLEX FACTOR Finals - If You Want To GO... Please Register here 


Building The Work "MECHATRONICS" in TinkerCAD
  • LAB - Duration: 15 Min
  • Link:  TinkerCAD
  • Instructions & Expectations: Pick a letter and then make it cool.  Start with a 33 mm square and design a letter inside of it...
  • How to Submit Assignment: Screen shot your work and turn in to Google Class room
ExploraVision
  • LAB - Duration: 30+ Min
  • Link: ExploraVision Format
  • Instructions & Expectations: Get into your Teams (move and sit together).  Make sure everyone has access to your Google Doc
    • Abstract: (Spend about 15 min discussing and crafting your Abstract)  As a group talk about the problem you are trying to solve. List  the key ideas on how to solve it.  As a group discuss and create an Abstract.  An abstract of no more than 150 words that summarizes the proposed future technology and other relevant information.  Please make sure that all team members are engaged and contributing.
    • Description; Divide the project Description section in to the first 3-4 parts.  Assign a team member to one of the following sections.  These sections should eventually be 1-2 pages long.  This is not a 15 min project... I want to to do some Deep research and some good, thoughtful writing.  take your time and get help from the teacher in the room:
      • Present Technology*: An overview of the present form of the technology including scientific principles involved in its functioning. A problem definition or limitation of this present technology that you address in your ExploraVision project.
      • History: Research and description of the history of the technology from its inception.
      • Future Technology: Description of the team's vision for what this technology would be like in 20 years, including scientific principles involved in developing the technology.
      • Breakthroughs*: Research and description of breakthroughs that are necessary to make the future technology design a reality. Description of why this future technology doesn't exist today. (Choose one of your required breakthroughs and describe an investigation that would have to be planned and carried out to test your ExploraVision project. If possible, include the kind of data or measurements that would be collected in the investigation.)
  • How to Submit Assignment: Everyone will submit a Google class assignment.  Submit a COPY of your working document
    Open LAB  and/or Robot Club (Solder Lab + Other Stuff)
    • LAB - Duration: 0-60 Min
    • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
    • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
      • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
      • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
      • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
    • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
    • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
    Clean Up
    • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
    • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
    • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


    Helpful Links

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Monday, December 9 2019 - TinkerCAD, SkillsUSA Field, ExploraVision

    Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
    Special Instructions: 
    FLEX FACTOR Finals - If You Want To GO... Please Register here 


    Entry Ticket - Play with TinkerCAD and learn from the Cheat Sheet
    • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
    • Link: 
    • Instructions & Expectations: Do the following: Open TinkerCAD and start learning how to move stuff , Resize stuff, and generally manipulate objects
    • How to Submit Assignment: Nothing to submit... Just keep working till I tell you to stop

    TinkerCAD Intro and Lessons
    • Lecture/Presentation - Duration: 40 Min
    • Link:  TinkerCAD
    • Instructions & Expectations: in TinkerCAD, Follow the Demo that Mr Burnham is doing.  Then select the Heart Button, the Batman button, the Skull button or the Teddy Bear button. Follow the lesson instructions to build the object.
    •  Listen and take notes in your Interactive Lab Book. If needed review the posted slide presentation
    • Dig Deeper: If you get done early, pick and start different lesson
    Building The Work "MECHATRONICS" in TinkerCAD
    • LAB - Duration: 15 Min
    • Link:  TinkerCAD
    • Instructions & Expectations: Pick a letter and then make it cool.  Start with a 33 mm square and design a letter inside of it...
    • How to Submit Assignment: Screen shot your work and turn in to Google Class room
    ExploraVision
    • LAB - Duration: 30+ Min
    • Link: ExploraVision Format
    • Instructions & Expectations: Get into your Teams (move and sit together).  Make sure everyone has access to your Google Doc
      • Abstract: (Spend about 15 min discussing and crafting your Abstract)  As a group talk about the problem you are trying to solve. List  the key ideas on how to solve it.  As a group discuss and create an Abstract.  An abstract of no more than 150 words that summarizes the proposed future technology and other relevant information.  Please make sure that all team members are engaged and contributing.
      • Description; Divide the project Description section in to the first 3-4 parts.  Assign a team member to one of the following sections.  These sections should eventually be 1-2 pages long.  This is not a 15 min project... I want to to do some Deep research and some good, thoughtful writing.  take your time and get help from the teacher in the room:
        • Present Technology*: An overview of the present form of the technology including scientific principles involved in its functioning. A problem definition or limitation of this present technology that you address in your ExploraVision project.
        • History: Research and description of the history of the technology from its inception.
        • Future Technology: Description of the team's vision for what this technology would be like in 20 years, including scientific principles involved in developing the technology.
        • Breakthroughs*: Research and description of breakthroughs that are necessary to make the future technology design a reality. Description of why this future technology doesn't exist today. (Choose one of your required breakthroughs and describe an investigation that would have to be planned and carried out to test your ExploraVision project. If possible, include the kind of data or measurements that would be collected in the investigation.)
    • How to Submit Assignment: Everyone will submit a Google class assignment.  Submit a COPY of your working document
      Open LAB  and/or Robot Club (If there is time)
      • LAB - Duration: 0-30 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


      Helpful Links

      Friday, December 6, 2019

      Friday, December 6 2019 - Do some Measurements, and then Open Lab

      Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
      Special Instructions:
      HA HA... Watch The AM class as they tell me about how to use a glue gun... 
      HOT GLUE GUN - FLIPGRID




      Best Guess at measuring this Competition Field (20 Min)
      • LAB - Duration: 20 Min
      • Please watch these videos of the Skills USA competition field.  In your notebooks, please draw a 3D scale drawing.  The also draw about each part and label the measurements. You can do this as a team of 2, but each of you need to Draw it in your note book. Answer questions like:
        1. how wide is the ramp - You have examples of a vex robot in class, so you can  measure how wide it is, and thus estimate how wide the ramp is, based on what it looks like.
        2. How Tall is the ramp?
        3. How Long is the ramp?
        4. How Long is the top of the platform?
        5. How big is the house in the middle?
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDfv3GApeQ
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqzNTdflhKk (jump to 13.43 to see the first robot) 
      • Why am I having you o this? Because in the next 2 weeks we are going to build a filed like this...  The best 3 drawings will get to pick from the bin of Happiness... and I'm bringing  a little swag home from the conference...
      Open LAB  and/or Robot Club - Yes You Need To Do A BLOG
      • LAB - Duration: 60 - 120 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • SkillsUSA Teams - Work on Robots
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


      Helpful Links

      Thursday, December 5, 2019

      Thursday, December 5 2019 - ExploraVision

      Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
      Special Instructions:

      Entry Ticket - LinkedIn (7 min)
      • Add 3-5 more contacts to your network - How many contacts do you have?  Find 3-5 more.  Who do you know? Teachers?  Parents? Other Family? Some one at work?  What about a company you might want to work at?  Add 3-5 more contacts.
      • Instructions & Expectations: Log into LinkedIn and work on adding to your connection list.


      Job Ready Skills (30 Min)
      ExploraVision
      • LAB - Duration: 60+ Min
      • Link: ExploraVision Format
      • Instructions & Expectations: Get into your Teams (move and sit together).  Make sure everyone has access to your Google Doc
        • Abstract: (Spend about 15 min discussing and crafting your Abstract)  As a group talk about the problem you are trying to solve. List  the key ideas on how to solve it.  As a group discuss and create an Abstract.  An abstract of no more than 150 words that summarizes the proposed future technology and other relevant information.  Please make sure that all team members are engaged and contributing.
        • Description; Divide the project Description section in to the first 3-4 parts.  Assign a team member to one of the following sections.  These sections should eventually be 1-2 pages long.  This is not a 15 min project... I want to to do some Deep research and some good, thoughtful writing.  take your time and get help from the teacher in the room:
          • Present Technology*: An overview of the present form of the technology including scientific principles involved in its functioning. A problem definition or limitation of this present technology that you address in your ExploraVision project.
          • History: Research and description of the history of the technology from its inception.
          • Future Technology: Description of the team's vision for what this technology would be like in 20 years, including scientific principles involved in developing the technology.
          • Breakthroughs*: Research and description of breakthroughs that are necessary to make the future technology design a reality. Description of why this future technology doesn't exist today. (Choose one of your required breakthroughs and describe an investigation that would have to be planned and carried out to test your ExploraVision project. If possible, include the kind of data or measurements that would be collected in the investigation.)
      • How to Submit Assignment: Everyone will submit a Google class assignment.  Submit a COPY of your working document
      • Dig Deeper: Look here to learn more...

      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


      Helpful Links

      Wednesday, December 4, 2019

      Wednesday, December 4 2019 - Be Good For Rey...

      Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
      Special Instructions:



      Work on Rube Goldberg for 15 min... Then Show Rey
      • Lab - Duration: 15 Min
      Film an Explanation Of Each Team Telling What Their Pat Does... Then Trigger
      • LAB - Duration: 15 Min
      TAKE RUBE GOLDBERG Apart
      • LAB - Duration: 15 Min
      • Put small parts back into the bins they should go into...
      CLEAN UP THE FLOOR AROUND  THE LAB TABLES
      • LAB - Duration: 15 Min
      • Put small parts back into the bins they should go into...
      Open LAB  and/or Robot Club - Yes You Need To Do A BLOG
      • LAB - Duration: 60 - 120 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • SkillsUSA Teams - Work on Robots
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


      Helpful Links

      Tuesday, December 3, 2019

      Tuesday, December 3 2019 - We Are Doing It!!!!!!!!!!!! - RubeGoldberg

      Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
      Special Instructions:



      Open LAB  and/or Robot Club 
      • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points


      Helpful Links