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    West Woodland Robotics

    Instructors: Aaron Prestegard, Jon Osborne
    & Steve Sorensen

    Spring Robotics

    April 23rd – June 18th

    Classes will be every Tuesday after school in the computer lab, from 2:30 – 4:35.

    Spring Quarter will return to coed classes and all third grade through fifth grade students are encouraged to apply. Please remember the class has limited space and only 12 students will be accepted into the program. We receive many applications for this program and the selection process is difficult. I will announce the twelve finalists three days after the application process has closed. I base my assessment of students on their answers to the application questions, classroom experience and teacher referral. Priority will go to the highest-grade level first. If you are worried about your child not getting into an after-school program, it might be wise to enroll in an enrichment class as a backup before those classes fill up. Applications will be accepted stating March 20th. Go to the About link on the left navigation bar for more information.

    Quick Links


    Other Links

    Steve Sorensen
    Aaron Prestegard
    Jon Osborne

    Wildcat Robotics Class

    Notes and links

    Class Exercises

    Video Tutorials

    STEM Logo
    Video Tutorials

    STEMRobotics 101
     TechEd LLC
    Gears Lego Engineering - EV3 Tutorial

     Members Only

    Weekly Agendas and Homework


    Jan. 8th


    Homework due: Jan. 15th

    Watch 3 Videos from STEMcentric Website

    EV3 Introductions  (18 min.)
    More Action Blocks (8:40 min.)
    Loops (2:21 min.)

    Read Sensor descriptions from Lego Engineering:
    EV3 Sensors  (Quiz next week)

    Click on the blue links above



    Jan. 15th

    Sensor Quiz
    Build Simple Robot
    Basic Programming

    Homework Due: Jan.22nd

    Download Lego Software

    Watch 3 Videos from STEMcentric Website

    Wait Blocks  (5:02 min.)
    Light Sensors (12:07 min.)
    Switch Basics (3:44 min.)

    Jan. 22nd


    Team posters and labels

    Finish Building Robots
    Program Challenges


    Homework Due: Jan.29th

    Please make sure you have done last week's homework!
    No Homework This Week! :)

    Jan. 29th


    Review of last week's challenges
    Finish all challenges

    Homework Due: Feb. 5th

    Explore Projects Ideas


    Feb. 26th


    Talk about new projects ideas
    Finish all  programming challenges

    Homework Change: March 5th

    Due to the limited time we have left this quarter, I am changing the project Parameters.
     We will be using the robots we have already built and make them do really cool things.
    Think of something your robot can do with a few accessories attached.

    Here are a few ideas

    Existing Bot

    1. Errand Bot:
      • Make your existing bot deliver something fun. Idea- Use a program to find a cookie, push it back to the drop off spot for a guest at the show.
      • Other ideas: Fortune teller; use note cards with positive messages instead of cookies


    2. Lego Color Sorter:
      • Add a shovel to the front of your bot to collect Legos on a field. Then sort them in different stations.
      • Sort white and black marbles


    3. Line Follower:
      • Program your bot to follow a black line around a table
    4. Bowling:
      • Program your bot to knock down all the pins and return to base


    5. The Artist:
      • Add a marker to your robot. Write out your team name or something fun.


    6. Obstacle Course:
      • Have your robot complete an obstacle course


    7. Happy Message with Sound:
      • Add a paper designed skin to your robot and have a sign with a message on both sides. You choose what message to show by the program you select.

    March 5th


    More lessons on programming your robot

    Homework  Due 3/12

    Have your Project idea ready to go. A written copy of the description will need to be submitted next class.

    Watch STEMcenhtric Videos!

    Switch Basics and Switches Advanced

    Watch both videos while you program. Pause the video as you copy the program. Be sure to look at all the parameters of each block.
    Save your programs! Copy to a flash drive or disc and bring to class. Once you have your programs saved, experiment with other sensors. Create another program using the Ultrasonic sensor. Come into the computer lab early in the morning, Mon., Tues., or Thurs. and get help if you are having trouble.

    March 12th


    First hour devoted to your Project Idea. A written description will need to be submitted, with details of what sensors you will be using and how the program will work. 

    Websites to Explore
    Robot Square

    Unofficial Guide

    Lego Engineering



    Lego Learn to Program

    Line Follower

    Line Follower Part 2

    Next Step


    Here is more information about the First Lego League and Lego Software
    FLL Website Software Download

    SUMO Websites
    DrGraeme Mentor Notes

    Official Lego SUMO
    Sumo Tutorial

    Mini Sumo Bot

    WWD SUMO Rules