Robotics Kit for Scouts

Robotics Kit for ScoutsThe Robotics Kits were developed to introduce Scouts to the operation and programming of electronic robots. The kit includes activities that explore the theme of space exploration and introduce youth to basic programming. Each kit includes a robot, computer, Adventure Book and Scouter Manual that will help get your Troop started.

Scouts can follow the scenario that is laid out in the Adventure Book and program the robot to explore new planets for signs of life, or alternatively, they can come up with their own plan and design their own activities (for example, robots can be programmed to explore a mining shaft and detect explosive gasses and flooding).

Robotics Trail Card

This project will introduce youth to the operation and programming of electronic robots. Teams will be challenged to program a robot to achieve specific and progressively more difficult tasks of their own design. Scouts can follow the scenario that is laid out in the Adventure Book and program the robot to explore new planets for signs of life. Or, alternatively, come up with their own plan and design their own activities (for example, robots can be programmed to explore a mining shaft and detect explosive gasses and flooding).

Additional Resources

Bill of Materials

If you would like to buy your own robot, here is the bill of materials that are used to assemble them. All items are available from: Robotshop Distribution Inc (robotshop.com/ca).

Robotics Kit Scouter Manual

This activity is designed around a space exploration theme. Your Scouts will learn to program the robot to perform different functions that are useful for exploration in a remote area.

In this booklet, you can find sample programs for activities that your Scouts should train the robot for. These are for your preparation so that you can better help your Scouts when they are trying to design their own programs.

Robotics Adventure Book

Your Mission: You will program a prototype robot to search in a pattern, sampling to find water and hydrocarbons. There are no GPS satellites orbiting these far-off worlds. Their magnetic fields won’t be anything like that of Earth, so even a compass is of no use. All you’ll have to go on for position is how much the robot’s wheels have turned. As a young engineer, what are the first things that you’d want to know?

Where to find the kit?

Toronto Scout Shop
10 Kodiak Cres., Unit 120
Toronto, ON M3J 3G6
Phone: 416-490-6313
Fax: 416-490-6911
Ottawa Scout Shop
1345 Baseline Rd
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7
Phone: 613-224-0139
Fax: 613-224-3571

Vancouver Scout Shop
664 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
Phone: 604-879-5724
Toll Free: 1-866-879-5724
vancouvershop@scouts.ca
Fax: 604-879-5433
Edmonton Scout Shop
14205 – 109th Ave
Edmonton, AB T5N 1H5
Phone: 780-454-8561
Toll Free: 1-800-480-2054
Fax: 780-451-5333

St. John’s Scout Shop
55 Karwood Drive
Paradise, NL A1L 0L3
Phone: 709-722-0931
stjohnsshop@scouts.ca
London Scout Shop
531 Windermere Road
London, ON N5X 2T1
Phone: 519-432-8202
Fax: 519-432-1677

Maritime Service Centre
84 Thorne Ave
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1Y5
Phone: 902-423-9227
nsoffice@scouts.ca
Calgary Scout Shop
2140 Brownsea Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 3G9
Phone: 403-283-7060

Oshawa Scout Shop
1711 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 4Y1
Phone: 905-725-5722
oshawashop@scouts.ca