Classroom Activity
SAM PLAYS T-BALL
Collecting Data, Measuring angles
Linear Functions and Graphs

Student groups will calibrate a servo motor that they will then use as an arm for the SAM robot. The servo motor is controlled by using the program SAMPUTR. The program operates the servo by inputting a pulse width. Students will be challenged to collect data and determine what the relationship is between pulse width and the angle position the servo turns to. A linear function will then be used to control the servo. In the end, students will automate SAM to move to wherever the ball is placed and knock it off !

 

Authors: Robert Chaney
Activity Created: Sinclair Community College 2004

Documents
Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
SAMPUTR, SAMGO, SAMPIV, plus the list LSAM)