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robotic vocab

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 a place) situated far from the main centers of population; distant.
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 is an open-source hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers
vex robotics Competition is a robotics competition for elementary through university students.
robotics the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.
mindstorm Lego Mindstorms, a series of programmable robotics kits. MinDStorm, a 2006 educational video game.
edison Robotic is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.
makeblock mBlock is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2.0 Open Source Code that makes it easy to program Arduino projects and create interactive applications.
Autonoous having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs
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 metal lining for a round hole, especially one in which an axle revolves.
Connectors a thing which links two or more things together.
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 process of writing computer programs.
tower a building or structure typically higher than its diameter and high relative to its surroundings that may stand apar.
Axles a rod or spindle 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 a soft were of coded instructions that tell the robot what task to preform.
Control A power mechanism used to effect motion, or maintain position of the robot
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 cover (a metal object) with a thin coating or film of a different metal.
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
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.
Download copying data from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet.
Language a system of communication used by a particular country or community.
Output anything that allows a robot to change the physical world.
Ports an inland town or city whose connection to the coast by a river or other body of water enables it to act as a port.
RCX Lego Mind storms controller device.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
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