Friday, April 13, 2007

Click here to see the challenges for the next event.Region 4 Lego Site

Please choose an event to solve during class. Add a comment to let me know what you are planning. In other words, tell me how you will design and program a robot to solve one challenge.

14 comments:

Robert said...

Daniel G., Daniel K., and I have decided to work on the creative challenge for the Queens pentathalon. We wish to use Lego pneumatics to create propulsion.

RobLegoMan said...

I decided to choose the slalom for the penthalon, since i won it last year. However this time i'm going to use the NXT instead of the RCX. This time i hope i'm not falsely accredited if i win!

Danny said...

Daniel G., Robert Ju., and I have decided to work on the creative challenge as a part of the Pentathlon Competition. We already have an idea in mind of using numatics and propulsion to store potential energy using air pumps. Later, the potential energy will be rleased as kinetic energy, thus, pushing or forcing the robot in any direction.
We were inspired by an article online, published from General Motors(GM). They are currently hiring 400 engineers to design a car, or drivetrain that doesn't use regular gasoline, but another form of fuel. Therefore, by building a robot that uses air pressure to complete a task, we are trying to prove that we don't need batteries to build a robot to solve a task.
This compares to life outside because we are proving that tasks can still be accomplished by avoiding regular gasoline, as fuel for cars.

Eugene said...

I don't know who I'm going to be working with but I am interested in working on the BallGame because if I make a claw for that then I have an advantage for the mystery challange as well.

Jonathan said...

Me, Marius, AJ, and David are deciding to do the mountain climber challenge. We already know that if we have a regular robot that is skinny won't go high because each time the robot goes high on the ramp the center of gravity moves out of the robot. So the skinnier the robot it won't go that high. So we are going to make a flat long robot so that the center f gravity would take a while for it to come out of the robot.

Nicholas said...

My group and I have decided to work on the mountain climber challenge. We have a few ideas that we plan to work on. One idea is to build an arm that would extend once the robot starts.

Nanites said...

eliana, sergio and cheily we want to do the creative challenge. we are planning to make chicken dance to the song "I don't want to be chicken"

Anonymous said...

Sean, Gary, Eric and I have decided to work on the creative challenge. We are currently sketching out ideas and planning a completly original idea.


Gabrielle G. 819

Jonathan said...

The nanites have a pretty cool idea of making the robot doing chicken dance by reating to the music. I can't wait to see how it comes out.

The atom splitters said...

We have decided to work on the mountain climber for the Pentathlon Competition. We will use the idea of using worm gears, but we will have to adjust the ratio, due to the fact that we only have two minutes.

Anonymous said...

Gary, Gabby, Eric and I decided to do the creative challenge. We are thinking of constructing "Nerdzilla", a robotic version of Godzilla. We will also construct a lego city for it to destroy.


SEAN R.

dianalego said...

Our group, the replicators, plans to bulid a robot for the creative challenge. We would like to construct a robot that catapaults objects or make a robot that lip syncs and/or dances to a song.

dianalego said...

I think that Gabby's group has a very good idea for the creative challenge. In my head, it sounds like fun and it would by funny to see a robot destroy a city.

Fred Wright said...

I think I would like to see the NERDZILLA in action. Injecting humor into these solutions is bound to catch the judges' eyes!