SpineOut : April 2014
ISSUE 22 // APRIL - MAY 2014 home // nuts & bolts // robocup // bots in books // book a date // creaking cogs and hip-hop rhythm // new bots on the block // last bot bits ‘ Technology is no longer the domain of a self-selected group of nerds and sophisticated technological systems are no longer reserved for University research labs or the military. We all have computers sitting on our desks that far exceed the capacity of the most sophisticated systems in the world just a generation ago. ‘In the future technology systems will be more and more universal - not just in school and work settings, but in home and recreational lives as well, for people from all walks of life. Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction, but everyday reality.’ WISE WORDS FROM MARK, THE ROBOT GURU Program a robot to complete the maze without crossing over the black lines. YEAR 7 ROBOTICS MAZE CHALLENGE A meteorite has landed in the desert. A robot is required to collect the meteorite and place it in a safety bunker for scientists to study. Your mission is to build and program a robot to collect the meteorite and return it to the safety bunker. YEAR 9 ROBOTICS Design and build a robot to 'dribble' the ball from the start area down the court to the baskets. YEAR 7 BASKETBALL ROBOT 2 Design, build and program a robot to climb the steepest slope possible. The robot must hit the top of the ramp, turn off all motors and not slide down over half way in 10 seconds.