Using the TETRIX® PRIME building system and adding sensors and the PULSE™ controller, this unit focuses on creating a robot to complete tasks without operator input. Using the TETRIX Ardublockly software along with ultrasonic and line-follower sensors, students write programs to complete various tasks that increase in complexity. Students use PRIME parts to quickly prototype and test different configurations and overcome additional obstacles. STEM standards are addressed with the engaging activities provided in this unit.
- 15 hours, or fifteen 50-minute class periods, of hands-on activities with scope and sequence
- Middle and high school correlations to Next Generation Science, Common Core Math and Language Arts, and ITEEA standards
- Programming with PULSE controller using the graphic-based TETRIX Ardublockly along with sensor integration
- Extensive coverage of mechanisms and mechanical systems concepts
- Application of STEM knowledge and 21st-century skills
- Progressive series of activities with culminating challenge
Add-ons are available for classes larger than 24.
STEM Unit now uses TETRIX PULSE Robotics Controller!