During Design Day, teams of middle and high school students complete the following projects:


Teams of students will write programs using Robot C language, and they will program the robot to be controlled by a remote control. Application and discovery of how programming works will be similar to lessons presented in science and math classes. Each team will discover how to adjust their programs based upon the program inputs and actual output (robot performance). During each phase, new challenges will be introduced to engage the students.



In this build, teams will be integrating practices from multiple fields of engineering to build and evaluate a support system. The session starts with a brief introduction to the forces and stresses that act on support systems. Students will learn how digital sensors can read and convey data about these stresses to a computer. During the build portion of the session, teams will be given the design constraints for the structure. Teams will then design and construct a model to be tested.