It’s time to get automated!

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Yikes! There are tons of parcels that must be delivered to the right place… and quickly.

How can you speed up the dispatching process? 

Design an automated helper.

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You have to design, build and program a factory robot that can identify and dispatch the correct parcel based on colour. But first, you’ll need some parcels.

  • Parcels

Have a brainstorm.

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Come up with at least 3 things that your Automated Helper must be able to do.
Think about:

  • Ways in which your robot can sense different locations
  • Ways in which your robot can sort coloured parcels

Other possible actions could be:

  • Safely rejecting a wrong parcel
  • Informing if no parcel is detected
  • Communicating that it’s ‘waiting for an order’

Visit the building instructions page for inspiration.

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It’s time to build.

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Pick the best idea and start building! Put LEGO® bricks together to create your prototype.

Bring it to life!

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Now program your robot’s actions. 

Use pseudocode to help you code all of the things that you’ve agreed your factory robot must do.

Make sure to document your bugs and how you’ve solved them.

Program one action at a time and then make sure that it works before moving onto the next one.

It’s ok to reuse programs from your earlier projects.

Give a factory tour.

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Present your automated helper to potential investors and describe why it’s a fantastic investment opportunity.

How did you do?  

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Are you pleased with your performance? Is there anything that you could’ve done better?

Congratulations! Your business is now in good hands!