Make a Factory Conveyor

Design Brief

Design, build and program a robotic system that relies on at least one motor and one sensor to move a ball along a path that includes a 90-degree turn.

Think about these questions:

  • Which type of motorised mechanism can be used to move a ball?
  • How can a robotic system move the ball while maintaining control of the ball?
  • What role does the sensor play? How can you measure how well your robotic system works?

Use typed notes, a handwritten lab notebook, sketches, photos, screenshots or videos to document your design process. Make sure to explain:

  1. Any challenges that you are facing.
  2. How you are working to overcome these challenges.
  3. The resources that you need.
  4. Ways in which your classmates or teacher can help you.
  5. Any early signs of success that you are observing.

Communicate the results of your work by:

  • Creating a video that demonstrates your design process starting with your initial ideas and ending with your completed project
  • Creating a presentation that connects your projects with real-world applications of similar systems

Ask for feedback and conduct a self-assessment Use the evaluation tools that your teacher has provided.