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Robotics Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Build construct (something, typically something large) 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.
Fun enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.
Remote (of an electronic device) operating or operated by means of radio or infrared signals.
Gears one of a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle or the crank of a bicycle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels).
Sensor a device which detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.
Arduino an open-source hardware and software company.
Vex Robotics a robotics competition for elementary through university students.
Robot a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.
Mindstorms a hardware software platform produced by Lego for the development of programmable robots based on Lego building blocks.
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.
Autonomous denoting or performed by a device capable of operating without direct human control.
Beams a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or part of a building, usually to support the roof or floor above.
Bushings a sleeve that and protects an electric cable where it passes through a panel.
Connectors a device for keeping two parts of an electric circuit in contact.
Gears one of a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle or the crank of a bicycle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels).
Light the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
Pegs a 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 the action or process of writing computer programs.
Robot a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.
Tower a tall, narrow building, either freestanding or forming part of a building such as a church or castle.
Axles a rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the center of a wheel or group of wheels.
Belts a continuous band of material used in machinery for transferring motion from one wheel to another.
Command give an authoritative order.
Control the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events.
Input what is put in, taken in, or operated on by any process or 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 wheel with a grooved rim around which a cord passes. It acts to change the direction of a force applied to the cord and is chiefly used (typically in combination) to raise heavy weights.
Sensors a device which detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.
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.
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.
Computer an electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
Download copy (data) from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet.
Language a nonverbal method of expression or communication.
Output the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry.
Ports a town or city with a harbor where ships load or unload, especially one where customs officers are stationed.
RCX a Lego Mindstorms controller device.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
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