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Robotics

Are you interested in putting things together and taking them apart?  Do you like games and technology? Do you think that computers are fun?  Robotics is the project for you!  Young people in robotics learn hands-on about engineering design, computer programming, electrical components, how robots move, and how robotic arms work and much more.

Junk Drawer Robotics  
Jr./Int./Sr.
Junk Drawer is for individuals who want to learn basic skills of what it takes to make a robotics kit.  Instead everyday items and even “junk”  is used to master robotic skills.

Unit 1:  Give Robots a Hand
This unit youth  will learn about robotic arms.  They can complete a number of tasks that are designed to teach young people about how robotic arms function.  

Unit 2:  Robots on the Move
In this unit, youth will learn about robotic movement.  They can complete a number of tasks that are designed to teach young people about how robots move.

Unit 3:  Mechatronic
In this unit, youth will learn about mechatronics, electricity and computer programming,.  They can complete a number of tasks that are designed to teach young people about how mechatronics, electricity and computer programming serve an important purpose in robotics. 

Platform Robotics
Jr./Int./Sr. 
Platform Robotics is for individuals who have any sort of robotics kit.  These include, but are not limited to: Ardunio Kits, EV3, Brushbot, Make, Hexy, Pushbutton Programming Robotic Kit, Sparky, Cubelets, Robotic Arm Edge, Spark Fun RedBot, WeDo, Multiplo, NXT, TETRIX, CEENBot, and VEX.
 
Youth interested in this project will work through the beginner materials in Unit 4 and progress through intermediate Unit 5 and for the more advanced youth, Unit 6 is the best choice.

Unit 4:  Robotic Platform Beginners

Unit 5:  Robotic Platform Intermediates

Unit 6:  Robotic Platform Advanced

Robotic Teams
Jr./Int./Sr. 
Unit 7 is for young people participating on a competitive robotics team.  Youth who are participating in a 4-H robotics team should enroll in this unit.  Youth enrolled in this unit will complete an individual e-record and display board.

Unit 7 :  Competitive Teams


Groups of 4-H members who want to learn how to build robots and compete.