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 on a path that includes a 90-degree turn.

Think about these questions:

  • Which type of motorized mechanism can be used to move a ball?
  • How can the robotic system move the ball while maintaining control of the ball?
  • What role does your 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 you explain:

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