Lecture Notes Day 7
New technicalities: exporting program files, making them accessible on the
web, downloading programs from the web.
Finish yesterday's project. Video-tape the working robot. Students finish
- Start thinking about a final project.
- Look on the web for ideas. The
page contains hundreds of projects that can be used for inspiration.
- For instance, here's a list of
that a Mars Rover should be able
- Brainstorming session: ideas for the final project. Let your imagination
go wild! Write down the features your robot would ideally have.
Then discuss with your lab partner what features you can actually implement
with the Lego MindStorm technology. Write down a few steps you can
possibly do in the remaining three days, like navigation, either free
or path following, wall detection, light detection, lifting/dropping an
- Start designing the final project.
- Write down the desired functionality as a web page. Estimate
the design and programming effort.
- Meet in B01 at 11:30 to discuss all these ideas. After that, I will spend
time with each team discussing the feasibility of their project, making
suggestions, helping with the design.
- Work on the final project or continue experimenting with some ideas. Here
are some possibilities:
- a robot to do simple navigation in the maze:
- By detecting bumping into the wall and changing direction.
- By following path on floor.
- a robot to go to the first room and detect a light ("candle")
situated there, and beep.
- the "copier"
- two robots communicating with each other
- can collector
- piano player
- Make a web page with a preliminary robot design.
- Today's "lab report" page should contain a link to the RSX program,
- Document the sources of inspiration you used for the project,
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