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Creative Technology Laboratory
Robots that Earn Money
Robots the Earn Money
The Problem
The global economy has tanked!
The capitalists say, "Too many lazy nogooders are looking for free rides. Not
enough people are building."
The socialists say, "There are too many
greedy, scurrilous scoundrels and vile
villains."
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The Mission
Your mission is to build machines that:
• create value,
• make life better,
• provide a service,
• set the world straight and
• earn a fortune!
Deposit a quarter in a coin sensor and
this fortune teller will spin your future
with only a 75% margin of error.
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Hall of Fame Solutions
Value Proposition # 1
Max, 2003
Max grossed $27.25 in one day with this slot
machine and candy dispenser. Profit after
taxes and expenses was 97% of gross ...
better than Microsoft!
Max calculated the probability of candy
payouts to ensure profitability and win the
loyal support of his investor Dad.
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Value Proposition # 2
Herman, 2004
25 cents will get you a big wet kiss ... popular
with the girls!
Herman is working on a dollar bill detector so
he can test what the market will bear and
maximize his revenue.
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Value Proposition #3
John, 2005
When you feed this entrepreneur a quarter,
it chomps, swallows and burps. Then it offers
a peanut in exchange.
Best deal in all of Massachusetts!
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Value Proposition #4
Emily, 2006
For only a quarter, this dude will play a tune
and put a smile on your face.
For those who don't have a quarter, Emily
built a free Trial Button.
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Agenda
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Study project guidelines.
Set up PowerPoint lab book.
Document problem and mission.
Build …
Decorate …
Present projects.
You'll need:
1) LEGO Mindstorms Kit
2) Premium Quality Junk
3) Build-It-Yourself Tools
4) PowerPoint Project Introduction
5) Lesson Plan
6) Problem Solving Tricks
7) Presenting Ideas
8) Gear Trains
9) Modular Construction
10) Graffiti
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Basic modules
Build:
1. two sidewinder gear trains,
2. horizontal to vertical gear train, and
3. coin sensor.
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Basic modules
Build:
1. two sidewinder gear trains,
2. horizontal to vertical gear train, and
3. coin sensor.
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Graffiti
Draw signs:
1. 25 ¢
2. You are
3. Two good fortunes
4. Two bad fortunes
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Build a component of your own design
What could your robot do that would make
your buddies want to pay 25 cents?
1) Throw candy.
2) Tell a joke.
3) Dance.
4) Play music
5) ???
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Extra Projects
1. Estimate your profit margin.
2. Modify your robot to collect more that
25 cents for its service.
3. Design a robot to promote your invention.
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Class discussion / time out questions
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What is a robot?
What are examples of how technology has improved live?
What are examples of how technology has made life worse?
What do you think are the most amazing man made inventions?
Why is teamwork important?
What do you think are the biggest problems in the world?
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Skills you should exercise
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PowerPoint
Problem solving skills
Presentation skills
Value proposition
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