Catapult Design Challenge

Essential Questions

What designs have others used for building small catapults?

How can I create an electronic version of my catapult design?

Objectives

SWBAT draw their catapult design in Tinkercad

SWBAT take three screen shots of their Tinkercad design from different angles and post those to Schoology.

Agenda

As you know, I am going to be out for some time. That unfortunately means you will not be able to construct your catapults. However, I would like you to use Tinkercad to design the catapult you would build if you could.

More details here.

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Catapult Research and Design (sub 5/17/18)

Essential Questions

What designs have others used for building small catapults?

How can I create an electronic version of my catapult design?

Objectives

SWBAT create two different designs for their catapult

SWBAT draw their chosen catapult design in Tinkercad

SWBAT take three screen shots of their Tinkercad design from different angles and post those to Schoology.

Agenda

  1. Here is a link to a worksheet with a few questions regarding your catapult research and design. You’ll post it to Schoology when you’re done.
  2. You should start by doing some research on catapult construction. Use the links on this page on my blog rather than just Googling “catapult.” If you search the Internet you will come up with many designs that will not be appropriate for this project.
  3. As part of the worksheet you will be asked to draw two possible catapult designs. You may ask for blank paper for drawing your design. Put your name on the paper and put it in the bin for your class, under the white board.
  4. If you get this far, please stop until I get back.

Lego EV3 Challenges

Essential Questions

What is a Lego EV3 Mindstorms kit?
How can I program the motors to control the robot?

Objectives

Students will learn about the Lego EV3 robots by watching several tutorial videos about programming them

SWBAT program a Lego EV3 robot to complete several challenges

Agenda

  1. To begin the Lego EV3 challenges please watch only the first three tutorial videos on this site if you have not already. I created them to provide you with the information you need for the first challenge. Click here for the page with the videos.
  2. When you are done you may:
    1. Get together with a partner
    2. Get a Lego EV3 Challenges worksheet and fill out the top part
    3. Take a robot from the cabinet
    4. Try to program it for the first challenge
  3. Note: if you run into problems check to see who else in the class is familiar with Lego EV3 robots. There is also a page on this blog you can check called Lego Robot Problems & Solutions. Be sure to check that out.
  4. If I am not able to check your robot when you finish a challenge, you should begin working on the next challenge.

Tinkercad

Essential Questions

How does the 3D Printer work?

How do I design an object that can be printed on the 3D printer?

Objectives

SWBAT to create an account on the tinkercad.com site

SWBAT complete several tutorials on how to use TinkerCAD

Agenda

  1. First If you haven’t already, you need to create a name tag for your computer with this templateStart by making a copy of the document. Make sure it follows my rules:
    1. Include your name and section. Capitalize the first letter of your first and last name
    2. The box around your name MUST stay the same size.
    3. Dark color font (only one color)
    4. Use a font that’s not scripty
    5. No pictures
    6. Use Upper and Lower Case.
    7. No background colors or shadows
  2. You should print them to “Papercut_SMS_Lab_103.” I will show you how to fold them.
  3. You need to sign up for TinkerCAD. This is a program that will allow everyone to print something on the 3D printer. Go to http://tinkercad.com and click Sign Up for Free Account. First read the detailed instructions at the top of this page. Once you have signed in, go through the tutorials – they are pretty short, but they’ll give you an idea of how the tool works.

1. Introduction

Welcome to Engineering and Design!

Essential Questions

What will we learn in this course?

What do I need to do in order to be successful in Engineering & Design?

Objectives

SWBAT explain what will be covered in this course

SWBAT explain what they need to do to be successful in this course.

Agenda

Here is where I will post the objectives and agenda for each class.

Here is the Computer Name Tag template.