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Platform Placer
Lesson 5: Platform Placer Competition


Wrap Up Reflection

Now that you have competed in the Platform Placer competition, it is time to reflect on everything you have learned by completing a self-reflection. Start a new page in your engineering notebook to begin your reflection.

Rate yourself as a novice, apprentice, or expert on each of the following concepts in your engineering notebook. Provide a brief explanation for why you gave yourself that rating for each concept:

  • Using the engineering design process to improve your robot design and strategy to maximize your score in the competition
  • Collaborating effectively with your team in order to improve your score
  • Documenting the iterative process of robot design and/or strategy in your engineering notebook

Use this table to help you determine which category you fall under.


I feel that I fully understood the concept and could teach this to someone else.
Apprentice I feel that I understood the concept enough to compete in the competition.
Novice I feel that I did not understand the concept and do not know how to complete the competition.

What is Next?

Throughout this Unit, you iterated on robot design and strategy to compete in the Platform Placer Competition, as you learned about:  

  • Designing a manipulator to accomplish a specific task with your robot
  • Using manipulators and lifts to move and place objects
  • Combining robot design and driver control skills to create a game strategy

In this next Lesson, you will learn about how all of these concepts and skills are used in different careers!

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