Iona Prep Robotics Outline

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Note: This is the BlocklyProp outline Click here for the C outline 



First Semester

Quarter 1



Old Reference Material
BlocklyProp reference (P)

1.1-Intro. to Electronics and programming in BlocklyProp > C

Letter (IR)

Intro. to Computer Programming (IR)

First Full week

Path1 Traffic signal

1.2-Building and controlling an LED circuit

Inventory A

Electric Current and Diodes (IR)

Blink an LED (P)


Performance Test 1,2

Performance Test 3


1.3-Digital Input The pushbutton

Digital Control Using a Pushbutton(IR)

Pushbutton (P)

Triggered Signal (Perf. Test 4)

Test Review

1.4-Controlling the motion of a servo

Standard Servo (IR)


 Security Gate Project

Quarter 2




1.5-Functions and cogs
Measuring rotation; the potentiometer

Loops and Conditionals (P)
Multiple cogs (P)

Cutting Edge Robotics Videos
Functions Worksheet
Path2 - Railroad Crossing
RR crossing more details
RR X-ing Divide and conquer

1.6-Digital Display 7-segment

7 Segment Display (P) **

Use the A/D converter

1.7-Measuring Light

Visible Light (P) **

 Engineering Challenges

1.8-Frequency and Sound

Piezo Beep (P)

Wav files |BlocklyProp WAV(P) **



Exam Preliminary Project

MidYearExam - Fire Alarm

Alarm Project Development

Fire Alarm - Simplified version

Extra Projects

** Optional topics

Second Semester

Quarter 3




2.1-Building the Activity Bot

Mechanical Assembly (P)

Electrical Assembly (P)

Troubleshooting (P)

Using all senses to troubleshoot (Jameco)

Activity Bot Inventory

Path 3 -Navigation

Walk a box

2.2-Navigation basics (dead reckoning)

Navigation Basics (P)
Open and closed loop Control (IR)

Some Navigation Contests 

2.3-Use of Whiskers and /or sonar

Navigation by touch (P)
Iona Whiskers Proj.(IR)

Iona PING project (IR)

Navigating using Ultrasound using Ping (P)

Final PING project (IR)

Interfacing TTL and CMOS (IR) |(P)

Amazing Project 

Second Method

2.4- Use of Infrared Headlights

Navigating using I.R. Flashlights (P)

Sharing BlocklyProp code 


Quarter 4




2.5- Groups choose projects from a list of possibilities which include Activity-Bot extensions and other advanced robotics applications. A group may also propose an original project which is not on the list.

Maze solving JPG

Maze solving from Wikipedia

Path 4 Final Exam

Remote Controls


Final Project Reports

Student Grading Rubric