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  • Grade(s): 9-12
  • Time: 1 week
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Description

Students will be introduced to the V5 Electromagnet and explore how to create a project where the V5 Workcell uses the electromagnet to pick up and drop off colored disks in a specific location. Students will also read about palletizing and pick and place cycles in manufacturing.

Essential Question(s)

  • How do I use the V5 Workcell with an electromagnet to pick up and place disks?

Understanding(s)

Students will understand:

  • How to code the V5 Electromagnet to pick up and place disks.
  • That a user interface allows user to interact with a robot to provide input or observe outputs.

Objective(s)

  • Identify how to use the [Energize electromagnet] block in VEXcode V5.
  • Identify how to use the [Wait] block in VEXcode V5.
  • Identify that a user interface¬†allows a person to interact with a robot.
  • Identify how to launch VEXcode V5.
  • Identify how to open an example project.
  • Identify how to name and save a VEXcode V5 project.
  • Identify how to download and run a VEXcode V5 project.
  • Identify how to add blocks to a VEXcode V5 project.
  • Identify how to configure a V5 Electromagnet in VEXcode V5.
  • Identify and record the x, y, and z-values of points on the Workcell.

Vocabulary

Electromagnet
A specific type of magnet where the magnetic field is produced by an electric current.
User Interface (UI)
A device which allows a person to control the behavior of the robot.

Materials Needed

Quantity Materials Needed
1 per group

V5 Workcell

1 per group

Build Instructions

1 per group

VEXcode V5

1 per group

Engineering Notebook

1 per group

Device to run VEXcode V5

1 per group

Micro-USB cable

3 per group

Colored Disks (1x red, 1x blue, 1x green)

1 per group

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Educational Standard(s)

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) HS-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 5b: Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 5d: Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

Go to this page in the Knowledge Base to see a cumulative list of VEX V5 Workcell STEM Labs standards.