Judo Bots - 10 Pack
- Grades: 3-12
- Number of Students: 20-40 (2-4 per Pack)
- Number of Lessons: N/A
- Contact Hours: N/A
- Additional Resources: Build Guide, Classroom Overview, Judo-Bot Engineering Notebook, Fluid Power Lab, R-R-Rumble! Challenge, Heavy Weight Challenge, Pick & Sort Challenge
Get ready to R-R-RUMBLE!! Students can use the power of hydraulic cylinders (no syringe!) to design, build and battle their very own Judo-Bot. Using TeacherGeek components and recycling bin innovation, they can engineer new methods to move bots up, down and side-to-side to best tip or push opponents out of the ring. Exploring concepts of force, balance, momentum, mechanical advantage and robotics with end effector designs, bots are a truly comprehensive STEM activity.
The following tools are recommended by TeacherGeek and required to assemble the Judo Bot:
- Multi-Cutters 10 Pack
- Mini Hammer 10 Pack
- Reamer 10 Pack
- Mini Screwdriver 10 Pack
- Tapping Block 10 Pack
- Pliers 10 Pack
NOTE: See Build Guide for more details on required tools.
First Challenge & Example Build
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Judo-Bot, along with your own designs, through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after school use.
Learn all about hydraulic and pneumatic power systems in the Fluid Power Lab. There is an answer key for the lab activity as well. Don't worry, the PDF is password protected. Use the code included with your order.
Next Generation Science Standards:
International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards:
- (60) Connector Strips
- (60) Dowels
- (40) 4.5ml Cylinder Assemblies
- (80) Perpendicular Blocks
- (20) 2ft Vinyl Tubing
- (60) 1" Screws
- (60) Hex Nuts
- (40) Cylinder Screws
- (10) 75mm (3") Slide Stop
- (40) Zip Ties
Items NOT included but needed to complete the Judo Bot:
- Recycling Materials
- (10) Crayons (Any Color)
NOTE: See Build Guide for more details on required tools/items.
Additional Information and Resources:
- Build Guide
- Classroom Overview
- Judo-Bot Engineering Notebook
- Fluid Power Lab
- R-R-Rumble! Challenge
- Heavy Weight Challenge
- Pick & Sort Challenge
Special Notes and Considerations:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.