Design a motorized bot that “paints.” Example: https://youtu.be/mapCDTTKZI8
There are jobs in which people create robots—robotic engineers. In 2019, robotic engineers in the United States made an average salary of $99,040 a year. They also like their jobs. They rated their career happiness 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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You will need a small amount of water.
Watch the following video. This video shows examples of previous water color bot designs.
Stop the video as needed to take notes on what you notice that you might work into your own designs.
Based on the video and your notes, design/sketch 3-4 bots and make a list of materials for each design. What makes each of your designs unique?
Pick one of your designs from Step 2. Build the frame or body of your bot using Q-tips cotton balls, rubber bands and/or tape.
How does the battery connect to the motor? Where is a reasonable place to attach the battery and motor?
Try different material as your canvas—paper, empty food boxes (e.g., cereal), and aluminum foil. What other material in your home might you use? Predict which material will work best. Why?
Lightly dip the end of each Q-tip into the water color of your choosing. Time to let you water color bot PAINT! Don’t forget to try the different canvases.
Are changes needed to the bot? Why or why not? if so, what might you do differently? If not, what worked well?
There are individuals who are programming (or teaching) robots to paint.