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Robotics/Hydraulics/Pneumatics Problems

 

In groups of no more that 2 people chose 2 of the following design problems. Work through the design portfolio work sheet and create solutions for each problem.

 

ext design portfolio

 

Robotics Ball Transportation

Design and build a robot that will transport a tennis ball through a course as fast as possible.

Criteria

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Completion of the track is mandatory

 

Backhoe

Design and build a backhoe arm that will scoop up at least 2 cubic centimeters of dirt and place it 1 foot away from where the dirt came from.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Must be powered by Pneumatics or hydraulics
  • Grading based on completion of the task

 

Can Crusher

Design a pneumatic machine that will crush 1 pop can.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Must be powered by Pneumatics or hydraulics
  • Grading based on completion of the task

 

Robotics lift

Design and build a robot that will move one of the old coaster cars 3 feet horizontally and then place it on the seat of a chair.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Grading based on completion of the task

 

Dump Truck

Design and build dump truck that will dump a 20 pound load of dirt.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Must be powered by Pneumatics or hydraulics
  • Grading based on completion of the task

 

Low Rider

Design and build a car that can jump.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Must be powered by Pneumatics or hydraulics
  • Grading based on completion of the task

 

Bridge

Design and build a bridge that spans 30, is 15cm off the ground and will open to let a boat through that is 25cm high.

  • No flammables/explosives/accelerants
  • Must be powered by Pneumatics or hydraulics
  • Grading based on completion of the task

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