This is an interesting “TV show” on YouTube that highlights a different manufacturer in each episode. The first episode is about a company called “Made In America Manufacturing” which is a small machine shop that makes hard to make parts out of hard to work materials like stainless steel, titanium, and inconel (a superalloy).
The show has tons of vocabulary and the owner of the machine shop describes machining processes very well. Thanks for all of the good, basic information. It is however a bit long for use in the classroom, but I could see students watching on their own, just because of the name.
And about the name… Sorry Kyle, but with the name you gave the show, you shot yourself in the foot for the educational market. after a week only 380 views? If you aimed for the educational market, I feel you would have many more views. Just my opinion… I look forward to seeing what the other topics for later episodes will be. Check it out for yourself!
I used the Dobots last year to do activity 4 Using Digital Inputs (Here) and it worked great! The kids are having a blast! But no matter what I do this year, I cannot get it to work on any of my robots. How do I fix this?
Well….. My bad…. I’ve been telling y’all (for you Texans out there) to be sure your wiring it correctly, and be sure it’s plugged in the correct port…. but that doesn’t seem to be the problem. The problem is a bug in the latest version of the 1.7.1 software. I am told that the bug will be addressed in the next release of the software, but no one knows when that will be released. So the safest answer right now… I know it is hard for some schools to do, but to revert to version 1.5.1 of the software. I will let you know as soon as I hear that the new version is out!This only seems to be a problem if you are using Teaching and Playback…. It works fine in Blockly…
To do this, follow the steps below:
3. In the resulting window choose version _Magician Studio v1.5.1
4. Delete the new version from your computer and reinstall this older version… until the new version with the bug fix comes out. Sorry for the hassle! In my classroom I am lucky enough to have the older version installed so I did not have this issue.
5. I strongly suggest that you do NOT install updates mid year!
In a nutshell…we have been working on getting the software installed as a testing means and have no issues running the software in a profile that has admin rights. However, as I am sure you are familiar with…students don’t get admin rights to their profile…and so it prompts for credentials to run, when a student login is at the helm. Is there a way to get DobotStudio to run for students who do not have admin rights?
wow! This is an easy one! Thanks to Christian Hunter fromInPosition Technologies; the Leader in Dobot sales in the US. For more information or to buy Dobot Magicians go HERE. Here is Christian’s solution:
Yes, there are 2 versions of the software. If you run “DobotStudioX” it doesn’t require admin rights. It should be at this, or a similar location, depending on where they saved the software on their PC.
Do you have any ideas for ways to teach students about parts feeders in industry?
Imagine a project that incorporates VEX pneumatics, 3D printing, CAD design, and Robotics all in one! That’s exactly what we did here. I taxed one of my students with this “Going Beyond” activity: Design a pneumatic parts feeder using what you have learned in CIM class so far, and here is what he came up with!
Riley Lordon & Savannah Johnson, juniors at Cazenovia HS took what they learned in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class last year and brought it to life in Michigan this week. They presented “Industrial Robots in the Classroom” at the SME Headquarters in Southfield Michigan to many members of the SME Education Foundation as well as their sponsors.
They built a robotic workcell which simulated a grinding operation that included an electric turntable parts feeder that they made, a grinder made out of VEX components, and a Dobot Magician robot. It was a closed loop system that used inputs and outputs with the Dobot to complete the task and then palletize the final product.
For activities to use in your classroom for the Dobot Magician click HERE.
Riley & Savannah show off the new presentations to one of the SMEEF board members.
Great to see more girls than boys at SME Education Foundation headquarters!
The E in STEM also stand for English as well as Engineering! Here's a Haiku to prove it.
Riley shows what the Dobot can do in Southfield Michigan, right outside of Detroit.
Savannah & Riley are ready to present "Industrial Robots in the Classroom" at SMEEF HQ.