How quickly can you fix things?

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Inventing things can also mean fixing things.

What's the first thing you do when something breaks? 

This CNC needs to be fixed.

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You must troubleshoot and fix your CNC! Start by building the machine:

  • CNC Top
  • CNC Bottom

Play This Program to Activate Your CNC

SPIKE Invention-Squad Broken Step03-Program - en-us
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What goes wrong?

Describe what you see. Look for the problem.

Have you figured out what’s wrong?

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  • Find out why the CNC isn’t working as it should. 
  • Fix the issues.
  • Take a picture or video of the issues you’ve found and document your fixes.

Time for an upgrade!

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Now that your CNC is fixed, make at least 2 improvements. You could:

  • Create a reset motor position stack.
  • Use the Color Sensor and a black line to create an automatic paper feeder.
  • Create a troubleshooting guide. 
  • Come up with your own upgrade!

Evaluate your performance.

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Think about what you did well and how you could improve for next time.

Fixing things makes them last longer. It’s awesome that you can fix stuff!