Session 3 – Using Lego Digital Designer, and making tanks
In this session, students were set up on computers with a piece of software called Lego Digital Designer. It allows for 3D models of the robots to be created or downloaded. Student were given a model for a tank bot, and using the build mode they easily constructed a simple geared tank.
One group even advanced the design, moving the motors to the outside, and creating to more powerful gearboxes in the center of the bot. It needs to refining, but we have high hopes this will be a killer football robot.