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If you like this project, you might enjoy exploring these related careers: Robotics Engineer Have you watched "The Transformers" cartoon series or seen the "Transformers" movies?
Both shows are about how good and evil robots fight each other and the humans who get in the middle. Many TV shows and movies show robots and humans interacting with each other.
While this is, at present, fantasy, in real life robots play a helpful role. Robots do jobs that can be dangerous for humans. For example, some robots defuse landmines in war-stricken countries; others work in harsh environments like the bottom of the ocean and on the planet Mars.
At the heart of every robot is a robotics engineer who thinks about what a robot needs to do and works with several engineering disciplines to design and put together the perfect piece of equipment. Read more Mechanical Engineer Mechanical engineers are part of your everyday life, designing the spoon you used to eat your breakfast, your breakfast's packaging, the flip-top cap on your toothpaste tube, the zipper on your jacket, the car, bike, or bus you took to school, the chair you sat in, the door handle you grasped and the hinges it opened on, and the ballpoint pen you used to take your test.
Virtually every object that you see around you has passed through the hands of a mechanical engineer. Consequently, their skills are in demand to design millions of different products in almost every type of industry. Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in one of the millions of products that make or use electricity, like cell phones, electric motors, microwaves, medical instruments, airline navigation system, or handheld games.
Read more Robotics Technician Robots are no longer futuristic machines. Robots are here and now and are used in manufacturing, health care, service industries, and military applications.
They perform tasks that are repetitive and hazardous—things that humans don't want to do or are unsafe to do. But robots are still machines, which means they require humans to build, maintain, program, and keep them functioning efficiently.
Robotics technicians work with robotics engineers to build and test robots. They are responsible for installing and maintaining robots and keeping them in working order for their employers.
If you are interested in working with robots, your future is here and now. Read more Variations The Art Bot you built in this project is a tripod, meaning it has three legs. What happens if you build an Art Bot that is a quadruped has four legs or a hexapod has six legs?
Can you design an Art Bot that uses something other than a plastic cup for the robot's body? For example, can you build a body out of popsicle sticks? Can you design an Art Bot that goes straight, instead of wobbling around randomly?
If you are ready for a more-advanced robotics project, check out Build a Light-Tracking Bristlebot. Share your story with Science Buddies! Yes, I Did This Project!
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Why does my motor fall off my Art Bot? In order for it to stick, the motor needs to sit flat on top of your plastic cup and be firmly pressed against the double-sided tape.
Have an adult help you if you have trouble getting your motor to stick. Why does my cork fall off the motor shaft? Make sure the cork is pressed firmly, almost all the way onto the motor shaft.
If you only press the cork partially onto the shaft, it may fly off when the motor starts spinning. Why does my motor not spin at all?
If your motor does not spin at all when you turn your battery holder on, several things could be wrong. Check each of the following:NCSE's Friend of Darwin award is conferred annually to people (and occasionally organizations) whose efforts to support NCSE and advance its goals have been truly outstanding.
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