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Robotics

TermDefinition
Build construct by putting parts or material together over a period of time.
Computer an electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
Wheels a circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground.
Remote control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of signals transmitted from a radio or electronic device.
Gears one of a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism and the speed of the driven parts
Sensor a device which detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.
Arduino an open-source hardware that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control both physically and digitally.
Vex Robotics a robotics competition for elementary through university students.
Robot a machine designed to execute one or more tasks automatically with speed and precision.
Mindstorms a programmable robotics construction set that gives you the power to build, program and command your own LEGO robots.
Edison Robot a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.
Makeblock a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2.0 Open Source Code that makes it easy to program Arduino projects and create interactive applications.
Autonomous denoting or performed by a device capable of operating without direct human control
Beams a style of robotics that primarily uses simple analogue circuits, such as comparators, instead of a microprocessor in order to produce an unusually simple design.
Bushings a type of plain bearing.
Connectors a device for keeping two parts of an electric circuit in contact.
Light the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
Pegs short cylindrical piece of wood, metal, or plastic, typically tapered at one end, that is used for holding things together, hanging things on, or marking a position.
Programming set of coded commands or instructions that tell a mechanical device and electronic system what tasks to perform.
Tower 1994 game for the first robotics competition
Axles a rod or spindle passing through the center of a wheel or group of wheels.
Belts belts are the rubber loops that fit in that groove.
Command an instruction or signal that causes a computer to perform one of its basic functions.
Control the ability to manage a machine, vehicle, or other moving object.
Input An input is any way that a robot or computer takes information into its system.
Motors a machine, especially one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or for some other device with moving parts.
Plates a thin, flat sheet or strip of metal or other material, typically one used to join or strengthen things or forming part of a machine.
Pulleys A pulley is a wheel on an axle that is designed to support movement of a cable or belt along its circumference.
Batteries a container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.
Bricks a small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building.
Download copy data from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet.
Language a system of symbols and rules for writing programs or algorithms.
Output the power, energy, or other results supplied by a device or system.
Ports a transfer of software from one system or machine to another.
RCX a Lego Mindstorms controller device.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
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