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Prepare for the RFP Varied Object Challenge

In this challenge you will be given a Request For Proposal (RFP) that will require you to build or edit a robot to do as many tasks as it can in a variety of challenges. You will then respond to the RFP with a proposed solution to some or all of the tasks.

To complete this challenge you will need the following:

  • V5 Classroom Super Kit

  • A meter stick

  • Objects that the robot can grab (cones, bean bags, erasers, markers, cubes, etc.)

  • Engineering notebook

  • A box or bin for the objects to be placed

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  • Review the concept of iteration within the engineering design process to promote iterative testing and improvements to designs.

  • Preview the Varied Object Challenge RFP to help setup the scenario.

  • Explore as a group the different Motion and Structure components within the V5 Classroom Super Kit.

  • Show the students the objects that the robot can grab. Let the students feel the weight and shape of the objects as well.

  • Ask students to set up the scenario to facilitate a better understanding of the task the robot will complete.

  • Check the accuracy of your students' entries in their engineering notebooks up to this point in the STEM Lab.

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The VEX V5 Classroom Super Kit comes with a variety of motion and structure components that will make this open-ended challenge more interesting and engaging for your students. Review the Motion and Structure tabbed sections within the listing of Kit Contents.