Week of Sept. 8

posted Sep 7, 2015, 8:02 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 6:16 PM ]
This will be a busy week, but should be fun.

On Day 1 of your week, we will test your robots, then put them away.  We will be doing inventory soon, but first let's get to the next stage, designing your gokart!  

We will thoroughly review the way we calculate speed, strength and acceleration, using the VEX IQ motors and gears as our example.  

Here are my sheets: Speed Calculation and Acceleration Calculation  

Then we will review using some motors that are commonly used in gokarts, with one more twist to calculations.  Take good notes, because your next quiz is "open note" from your notebooks, nothing else.

Your second day with me this week will be that quiz I've been promising, including everything about gears, motors, speed, as well as the design process linked above.

After that, we will move into the design of your gokart, in 3D.  We are not picking teams yet, but start looking for who you would like to work with.  Your goal is to raise funds to build a team gokart!