Launch the Engage Section
ACTS is what the teacher will do and ASKS is how the teacher will facilitate.
Getting the Students Ready to Build
Now, let’s attach our extension arm to the Code Base robot and see what works and what doesn’t. Failure is okay.
Facilitate the Build
- InstructInstruct students to gather their pre-built Code Base robot and extension arm, join their group, and have them complete the Robotics Roles & Routines sheet. Use the Suggested Role Responsibilities slide in the Lab Image Slideshow as a guide for students to complete this sheet.
- DistributeDistribute the VEX GO Kits for groups to select VEX GO pieces to attach to the extension arm.
attaching the extension arm to the Code Base robot.
- Builders can begin attaching the extension arm to the Code Base robot. If there are multiple builders, they should work together to attach the extension arm.
- Journalists should gather the necessary VEX GO pieces to attach the extension arm and assist as needed.
- Some students may already have attached their group's extensions in the previous Lab. They should use this time to continue improving on their extensions.
- OfferOffer suggestions and note positive team building and problem solving strategies as teams attach the extension arm together.
- Connect all GO Brains to the VEX Classroom App before beginning the Lab and check if any firmware needs updated. For more information about the VEX Classroom App, please read the Using the VEX Classroom App Knowledge Base article.
- Note: When you first connect your Code Base to your device, the Gyro built into the Brain may calibrate, causing the Code Base to move on its own for a moment. This is an expected behavior, do not touch the Code Base while it's calibrating.
- Use the VEX Classroom App to check the status of the GO Batteries, and charge if necessary before the Lab.
- If you have students that are stuck or struggling to design an extension, you can guide them to make the plow extension in the Image Slideshow, and then have them adjust it as they like.
- Remind students about the stability of the build. They will need to make sure the extension stays stable as it moves with the Code Base robot.
- If students are struggling with stability, remind them about the various types of connection pieces in the kit (pins, standoffs, and connectors). See the Pieces in the VEX GO Kit Knowledge Base article for detailed information on Kit pieces and how they function in a build.