31 July 2010

Science Fair Projects: 2 Easy Choices on Robots Building Project

A robot project will challenge the designing, building, programming and electronic capabilities of every student. Two simple kinds of robot projects are shown below:

1. Using Household Items
Household items, include old boxes or new card boards, glue, scissors, tin foil, soft drink lids, old clothing, ice cream containers, straws, crayons and paper, can be used to build robots. Although it might quite difficult to build an electronic controllable robot like using robot kits, it would definitely stir the imagination and creativity in students. Two steps to build a robot via household items are (1) Cut and attach together boxes or cardboards to form the shape of a robot using glue or tape; (2) Use the rest of the materials by attaching them to the general robot shape depending on which one suits best for the various parts of the robot. Besides that, metal flask or tin cans can also be used as the robot's body.

2. Using Robot Kits
Generally, a robot kit includes both all basic mechanical and structural elements such as motor, controller board, and sensors. The controller board plays an crucial role to control both the input and output of every robot in a robot. Always make sure that your kit has a comprehensive manual which consists of all necessary operating and assembly instructions, technical data and some reading materials on the background of robotics.

Lastly, you should always choose a project within your capacity in order to ensure that you will be able to catch up with the school's deadline in building robots science fair projects. Feel free to give me a comment about this topic. It will be a great support to Xaivier Blog.

Review by: Xaivier Chia


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