Crane Automation (micro:bit)

ByStrawbees

Explore in this lesson the reasons for automation and improvements to the quality of human life with the Sustainable Development Goals of infrastructure, industry, innovation with good health. In many robotic and automated creations, the movement of the motor matches the expected result will not be perfect the first time. Explore how to get different results of the crane’s automated movement by changing the motor, the code controlling the motor, and adjust the movement of the mechanical structure.

  • SDGs
    Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
    Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  • NGSS
    3-5-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    3-5-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    3-5-ETS1-3 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
    MS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design
    6,7,8
    Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    MS-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design
    6,7,8
    Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • STEAM Classroom Robotics - micro:bit
Age range
10-14+
Duration
45m
Grades:
United States 5, 6, 7, 8
Topics
Engineering Design
Simple Machines
Assets
  • Student Journal
  • Guide - Simple Machines and Linkages

Crane Automation (micro:bit)

Crane Automation (micro:bit)