|Club with the gaps for the pins visible|
Challenge: To create a golf club for a EVO3/NXT Robot that would allow the Robot to play golf.
Background: Our Y7/8 students have technology (DPE) once a week. We have been looking at activities or options that integrate aspects of technology, robotics and 3d printing. We've previously detailed our 100 hour print speakers from 2015 as part of this process. Students are capable of programming the robots to complete a variety of tasks - in this variation students have to program the robot to swing a golf club allowing it to hit a ball, with the goal of having the ball move into a target flag.
|Alternative design with rafting|
Level of Difficulty: Low (Golf Club) however it needs to be noted that the programming of the robots is a potentially extremely challenging and without the students having this knowledge the task could not be attempted.
Issues: None - the task was completed in a session with a successful print the holes for the link to the robot was the major potential issue. However, again it should be pointed out that the programming of the robot will be a complex task further complicated by the size of the golf club and the motion to move or swing the club to successfully move the ball.
Size: 20cm (handle) 10cm head (there are two designs featured in this post of similar size).
Time Frame: Three hours.
|Club attached to robotic arm|