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    STEM BOT Pro Kit

    The STEM BOT Pro Kit from Studica Robotics is a powerful STEM learning tool designed to build a pushbot robot with a length of 17", width of 14.5", and height of 7" from our high-quality, structurally sound, and safe robot parts. This build project is an excellent introduction to robotics in STEM education.

     

    This specially priced kit includes $1,439 in parts and offers an effective, hands-on method to integrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills with your students. Accessories can be added to the base kit to enhance classroom learning. Instructional build materials are included, and the kit comes unassembled. The parts list and build instructions are in the tabs below.

     

    Available for purchase in the US and Canada only.

    MFR Part #: 70226
    $899.00
    $1439.00
    Availability: In stock

    Why Robotics for STEM Education?

    Our comprehensive robotics building platform of safe, versatile, durable robot parts and kits are ideal for use in your STEM classroom.  The STEM BOT Pro Kit includes controllers, structure, hardware, motion components and build instructions to equip you with what you need to get started with your design builds.  This unique kit answers the question, Why Robotics for STEM Education?  Here is how you can incorporate mobile robotics technology into your STEM classroom:

    Teach Programming Skills:

    Students can apply valuable programming skills to their intelligent robot with Java and C++ to program a robot’s movements, actions, and interactions. Begin with simple commands and gradually introduce more advanced programming concepts as your students gain proficiency and confidence.

    Integrate Robotics Instruction into your STEM Lesson Plans:

    Projects and activities incorporating robotics instruction into your existing STEM lesson plans can reinforce the concepts taught in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problems and challenges with robotics build designs.

    Encourage Exploration and Experimentation:

    Provide opportunities for your students to explore and experiment with robotics through open-ended challenges, design projects, and classroom competitions. Encourage creativity and innovation by allowing students to design, build, and modify their robots to achieve specific goals or objectives.

    Facilitate Collaborative Learning:

    To encourage collaboration and teamwork among students, projects can be initiated with activities requiring groups of two to four individuals to work together to solve problems using robotics designs. Encourage communication, cooperation, and a division of tasks to facilitate and effectively achieve common objectives.

    Emphasize Critical Thinking Skills:

    Utilizing robotics challenges and activities can develop a student's critical thinking skills and critical thinking abilities. Present real-world problems or scenarios that require students to analyze, strategize, and implement solutions using robotics principles and techniques.

    Cross-Curricular Connections:

    Robotics activities and projects integrated across multiple subjects and disciplines can demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of STEM education. Connections between robotics and topics such as physics, biology, geography, and computer science provide a holistic learning experience.

    Assess Student Learning:

    Assess student learning and progress through formative and summative measurements that evaluate their understanding of robotics concepts, programming skills, and ability to apply knowledge to solve problems. Use rubrics, quizzes, projects, and presentations to assess student performance and provide feedback for improvement.

    Promote Reflection and Iteration:

    Encourage your students to reflect on their experiences, successes, and challenges with their robotics projects and build designs. Facilitate discussions and debriefs to help students identify lessons learned, areas for improvement, and strategies for future development of their projects.

    Student Work:

    Highlight your students' robotics projects and accomplishments through presentations, demonstrations, and classroom competitions. Recognize achievements and their efforts to further their learning and engagement with STEM and robotics.

    Integrating mobile robotics into your STEM curriculum with the STEM BOT Pro Kit and the Studica Robotics platform, you can create an engaging and interactive learning environment that empowers students to develop essential STEM skills and competencies while fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

    STEM BOT Pro Kit - Parts List

    (Download to View STEM BOT Parts List as PDF)

    Note: 3D CAD files for all parts are available at www.studica.com/studica-robotics-resources 

    Name

    Part #

    Qty

    Image

    Electronics & Accessories 

    12V 3,000 mAh NiMH Battery Pack, PP45

    70018

    1

    A blue battery with black wires

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    NiMH Battery Pack Charger – PP45 

    70019

    1

    Titan Quad Motor Controller  

    70152

    1

    A blue electronic device with buttons

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    Robotics Toolbox, Grey

    70057

    1

    toolbox, grey

    Remote Control

    70112

    1

    Titan Cable Pack  

    70162

    1

    Several different colored wires

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    VMX Robotics Controller 

    70176

    1

    Maverick 12V DC Gear Motor w/Encoder 

    75001

    2

    A small electric motor with wires

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    U-Channel

    432mm U-Channel

    76010

    2

    A blue metal beam with holes

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    192mm U-Channel

    76015

    2

    Flat Brackets

    288mm x 40mm Flat Bracket (2 pack)

     

    76061-2

    1

    A blue metal strip with holes

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    Robot Base Plate 

    74001

    2

    A blue metal plate with holes

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    Extrusions

    96mm T-Slot Extrusion

     

    76127

    4

    A blue metal tube with a black center

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    Irregular Brackets

    Battery Clip (2 pack)

     

    76088-2

    1

    Mounting Plates

    Motor Mount Plate

     

    76140

    2

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    End Piece Plate (2 pack)

     

    76143-2

    2

     Axles

    6mm x 96mm D-Shaft (6 pack)

     

    76161-6

    1

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    Standoffs

    25mm Male to Female Standoff

    (12 pack)

     

    76184-12

    1

    Screws and Nuts

    M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    (100 pack) 

    76201-100

    1

    M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    (100 pack)

    76202-100

    1

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    M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screw

    (50 pack)

    76203-50

    1

    M3 x 30mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    (50 pack)

    76206-50

    1

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    M3 Kep Nut (100 pack)

    76204-100

    1

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    Gears

    30 Tooth Bevel Gear (2 pack)

    76219-2

    2

    Wheels

    100mm Omni Wheel

    76260

    2

    100mm Drive Wheel 

    76262

    2

    Bushings, Bearings, Collars, & Spacers

    Clamping Shaft Hub-v2

      

    76280

    2

    Collar Clamp

    76320

    4

    14mm Flange Bearing (12 pack)

    76302-12

    1

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    Shaft Spacer 1mm, Nylon (24 pack)

    76305-24

    1

    Shaft Spacer 5mm, Nylon (12 pack)

    76307-12

    1

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    Rubber Grommet (10 pack)

    76504-10

    1

    U-Channel Bumper (4 pack)

    76505-4

    1

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    © Studica 2024

    Controllers included in the STEM BOT Pro Kit:

    • VMX Robotics Controller
      • The Studica Robotics VMX Robotics Controller can be used an a Robot Control System or Vision/Motion processor, supporting Java and C++.  The controller integrates the navX-IMU, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0 ports and built-in Wifi and Bluetooth.
      • Highly-integrated, inexpensive, WiFi-enabled, multi-core Linux computing platform with lots of USB IO for expansion.
      • 32-bit ARM Microcontroller incorporating sophisticated I/O and digital communications engines
      • Low-cost MEMs Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
      • Powerful software providing rich libraries and tools for developing robot control software in C++, Java
      • CAN bus for high-speed, real-time communication between devices
    • Titan Quad Motor Controller
      • The Studica Robotics Titan Quad Motor Controller is a powerful, 4-channel CAN-based motor controller with a built-in fuse-box (for DC motors up to 20A).

    Build Guide: How to Build the STEM BOT Pro

    The STEM BOT Pro Kit allows students to explore the possibilities of STEM and mobile robotics in various applications from basic to advanced concepts. 

    These build instructions will walk you through the steps of building the STEM BOT Pro robot.

    Download to View STEM BOT Pro Build Guide as a PDF.

    Download to View STEM BOT Pro Kit Parts List as a PDF.

    This is example of what the competed project will look like.

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    Table of Contents:

    • STEM-BOT Build Instructions
      • Frame Assembly
      • Back Wheels Assembly
      • Front Wheels & Battery Mount Assembly
      • Base Plate & Electronics Assembly
      • Wiring Guide
      • Software Setup for Programming your Robot
        • Installing WPILib & VS Code
        • For Windows 11: FRC Driver Station 0
      • Programming your STEM BOT
        • Configuring the project for VMXpi  
        • Deploying Code
        • Adding Vendor Libraries  
    • STEM BOT Parts List
      • 3D CAD files for all parts are available at www.studica.com/studica-robotics-resources
      • About the VMX Robotics Controller
        • Helpful Resources: Example of Code used for the VMX
        • Troubleshooting for VMX: Updating Firmware
        • VMX: Channel Block
      • About the Titan Quad Motor Controller
        • Titan: Map of Ports and Inputs
        • Titan Status Light
      • About the Maverick DC Motors

    STEM BOT Build Instructions:

    This is a step-by-step guide for assembling the STEM-BOT along with an example of programming a two-wheel drive with the VMX. The example code is found here: https://github.com/studica/WorldSkills-Example-Projects/tree/main/TwoWheelDrive in both Java and C++. In Java it is contained in the src/main folder.

    Frame Assembly:

    Step 1: Attach the End Piece Plates to the ends of both 192mm U-Channels using the M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screws

    Step 2: Attach the End Piece Plates of the 192mm U-Channels to the 432mm U-Channels using 4 M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screws each.

    Step 3: Place 4 Rubber U-Channel Bumpers to each end of the 432mm U-Channels

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    Step 4: Attach the Maverick DC Motor to the Motor Mount Plate using 6 M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screws:

    Step 5: Attach 1 30 Tooth Bevel Gear onto the shaft of the Maverick Motors (Do not tighten set screws)

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    Back Wheels Assembly:

    Step 6: Attach the motors to the Frame by having the recess into 432mm U-Channels and using the M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws (Repeat for other side of frame).

    Step 7: Place 14mm Bearings onto the 14mm hole patterns of the 432mm U-Channel that are perpendicular to the end of the Maverick Motor’s shaft (Repeat for other side of frame).

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    Step 8: Insert the 6mm x 96mm D-Shaft through the bearings as well as a 30 Tooth Bevel Gear. This gear as well as the gear mounted on the Maverick Motor shaft should both be positioned so that they mesh well with one another, once they do, tighten the gears to their shafts with their set screws.

    Step 9: Attach a 6mm D-Shaft Collar Clamp on one end of the 6mm x 96mm D-Shaft with a 1mm Thick Shaft Spacer between the collar and bearing.

    Step 10: Place two 5mm Thick Shaft Spacers then one Clamping Shaft Hub-v2 onto the 6mm x 96mm D-Shaft and secure the shaft hub using the set screws.

    Step 11: Use 4 M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws to Attach the 100mm Drive Wheel to the Clamping Shaft Hub (repeat for other side of frame)

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    Front Wheels & Battery Mount Assembly:

    Step 12: Stack two 288mm x 40mm Flat Brackets on top of one another and attach them to the frame using four M3 x 30mm Screws and four Kep Nuts on each side.

    Step 13: Attach two 25mm Male to Female Standoffs to each Batter Clip with two M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screws. Then secure the Battery Clips to the 288mm x 40mm Flat Brackets

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    Step 14: The 100mm Omni Wheel comes with its own shaft hub. Attach a 6mm x 96mm D-Shaft into the shaft hub and tighten with the set screws. Once tightened, screw the Hub onto the Omni-Wheel (repeat for other side of frame)

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    Step 15: Place two 14mm OD Bearings onto each side of the hole patterns of the 432mm U-Channels (Repeat for other side of frame)

    Step 16: Insert the Omni Wheel Shaft through the bearings with a 1mm Thick Shaft Spacer between the bearing and shaft hub. (Repeat for other side of frame)

    Step 17: Attach a Collar Clamp to the opposite end of the D-Shaft with a 1mm Thick Spacer between the clamp and U-Channel and secure by tightening the set screw. (Repeat for other side of frame)

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    Base Plate & Electronics Assembly:

    Step 18: Secure the Titan Quad Motor Controller to the Base Plate using 4 M3 x 30mm Socket Head Cap Screws and 4 M3 Kep Nuts”.

    Step 19: Secure the VMX Robotics Controller to the Same Base Plate using 4 M3 x 30mm Socket Head Cap Screws and 4 M3 Kep Nuts

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    Important: Refer to the Wiring Guide below or on page 9 of the PDF before completing assembly. 

    Step 20: Align the Base Plate with the VMX and Titan so that the Titan is towards the back of the robot frame and the hole pattern aligns with the back 192mm U-Channel and the 432mm U-Channels. When aligned properly, screw 2 M3 x 12mm through the base plate and robot frame to the Motor Mount Plate

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    Step 21: Attach the Base Plate to the frame of the robot by screwing 4 96mm T-Slot Extrusions to the frame and baseplate using 4 M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws for each extrusion. Then 2 M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws

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    Step 22: Attach another Base Plate to the extrusions using four M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws

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    Wiring Guide 

    The Titan Wire Pack contains the required cables and wires to power the VMX and provide communication between the Titan and VMX. The two devices communicate with one another via CAN (Control-Area-Network) Bus Cable (Green Low, Yellow High)

    Step 23: Connect the power cable to the power output port on the Titan to the power port of the VMX. This allows for the Titan to distribute power to the VMX.

    Step 24: Connect the Powerpole 45 Extension cable to the power input port of the Titan.

    Step 25: Connect the green cable to the Green (L) port of the Titan and L (GRN) port of the VMX and connect the yellow cable to the Yellow (H) port of the Titan and the H(YEL) port of the VMX.

    Step 26: Connect the Left Motor and Encoder cables to the M0 port. Then connect the Right Motor cables and encoder cables to the M2 port.

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    Step 27: Place the Battery in between the battery clips and connect it to the Powerpole 45 Extension Cable.

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    Software Setup for Programming your Robot

    Installing WPILib & VS Code:

    To install WPILib, access our international website here: https://www.studica.co/resources-4 and click on the “Download all the Studica Robotics Resources” link:

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    Find the appropriate operating system you are using (Windows, macOS, Linux) and install the zip files for VSCode and WPILib. The installation files can be alternatively found through the WorldSkills Technical Documentation & Software resources on Studica’s International website: https://www.studica.co/resources-4

    For Windows 11: FRC Driver Station

    For Windows 11 users, FRC Driver Station is the interface software used to access and communicate with the robot. To download, click here to access the FRC Game Tools components: https://www.ni.com/en/support/downloads/drivers/download.frc-game-tools.html#500107 and download the latest version.

    Programming your STEM BOT

    Configuring the project for VMXpi

    The VMXpi Extension must be installed so the VMX can be the deployment target. In the extensions tab, click on the search bar and enter “VMX-pi”:

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    Install this extension and it should appear next to the WPILib logo.

    Deploying Code:

    To deploy your code to the VMX, click on the VMX-Pi logo:

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    VMX-Pi logo

    The following commands will pop up:

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    Clicking the “Change the deploy target to VMX-Pi (from RoboRio)” will update the build.grade file to update the target as the VMXpi and cache any missing libraries. To deploy the code to the VMX, click on the WPILib Logo and click on the command “Deploy Robot Code”.

    Adding Vendor Libraries

    The vendor libraries supported on the VMXpi are below. To install these libraries on VS Code, open the command palette using Ctrl+Shift+P or F1. Type into the command palette “Manage Vendor Libraries”, Select Install new libraries(online), copy and paste the links into the command palette and press Enter.

    NavX Library:  https://dev.studica.com/releases/2023/NavX.json

    Titan Library: http://dev.studica.com/releases/2020/Studica.json

    STEM BOT Parts List                

    3D CAD files for all parts are available at www.studica.com/studica-robotics-resources 
     

    Name

    Part #

    Qty

    Image

    Electronics & Accessories 

    12V 3,000 mAh NiMH Battery Pack, PP45

    70018

    1

    A blue battery with black wires

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    NiMH Battery Pack Charger – PP45 

    70019

    1

    A blue power supply with wires

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    Robotics Toolbox, Grey

    70057

    1

    Remote Control

    70112

    1

    Titan Quad Motor Controller  

    70152

    1

    A blue electronic device with buttons

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    Titan Cable Pack  

    70162

    1

    Several different colored wires

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    VMX Robotics Controller 

    70176

    1

    A blue electronic device with wires

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    Maverick 12V DC Gear Motor w/Encoder 

    75001

    2

    A small electric motor with wires

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    U-Channel

    432mm U-Channel

    76010

    2

    A blue metal beam with holes

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    192mm U-Channel

    76015

    2

    A blue metal beam with holes

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    Flat Brackets

    288mm x 40mm Flat Bracket (2 pack)

     

    76061-2

    1

    A blue metal strip with holes

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    Robot Base Plate 

    74001

    2

    A blue metal plate with holes

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    Extrusions

    96mm T-Slot Extrusion

     

    76127

    4

    A blue metal tube with a black center

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    Irregular Brackets

    Battery Clip (2 pack)

     

    76088-2

    1

    A blue plastic object with white dots

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    Mounting Plates

    Motor Mount Plate

     

    76140

    2

    A blue square with holes

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    End Piece Plate (2 pack)

     

    76143-2

    2

    A blue square object with holes

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     Axles

    6mm x 96mm D-Shaft (6 pack)

     

    76161-6

    1

    A long black pencil

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    Standoffs

    25mm Male to Female Standoff (12 pack)

     

    76184-12

    1

    A blue metal object with a hexagon head

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    Screws and Nuts

    M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw (100 pack)

     

    76201-100

    1

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    M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screw (100 pack)

     

    76202-100

    1

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    M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screw (50 pack)

    76203-50

    1

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    M3 x 30mm Socket Head Cap Screw (50 pack)

    76206-50

    1

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    M3 Kep Nut (100 pack)

    76204-100

    1

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    Gears

    30 Tooth Bevel Gear (2 pack)

    76219-2

    2

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    Wheels

    100mm Omni Wheel

    76260

    2

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    100mm Drive Wheel 

    76262

    2

    A blue and yellow wheel

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    Bushings, Bearings, Collars, & Spacers

    Clamping Shaft Hub-v2

      

    76280

    2

    A blue metal object with holes

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    Collar Clamp

    76320

    4

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    14mm Flange Bearing (12 pack)

    76302-12

    1

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    Shaft Spacer 1mm, Nylon (24 pack)

    76305-24

    1

    A pile of blue gaskets

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    Shaft Spacer 5mm, Nylon (12 pack)

    76307-12

    1

    A group of blue round objects

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    Rubber Grommet (10 pack)

    76504-10

    1

    A blue round object with a hole

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    U-Channel Bumper (4 pack)

    76505-4

    1

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    About the VMX Robotics Controller

    As the “brain” of a robot, the VMX Robotics Controller is a powerful, versatile Linux-based robot controller that offers compatibility with programming languages including Java, C++, Python, and LabVIEW, along with support for ROS. Integrated with the NavX-IMU and combined with the Titan Quad Motor Controller, the VMX acts as the powerful “brain” of your robot. Capable of programming for both tele-operated and autonomous controls. It also houses an integrated NavX IMU (Inertial-Measurement-Unit) for advanced movement performance in tele-op and autonomous driving.

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    Helpful Resources: Example of Code used for the VMX 

    This guide will go over an example project from Studica Robotics github, using the VMX. The example code can be found here: https://github.com/studica, in the WorldSkills-Example-Projects repository under the Popular Repositories.

    Troubleshooting for VMX: Updating Firmware

    Certain cases may require the firmware to be updated for the VMX to improve functionality or fix any bugs. To do so, use the following instructions on our WorldSkills resources page: https://docs.wsr.studica.com/en/latest/docs/VMX/update.html

    A firmware update should be performed in case there are any issues with deploying your project to the VMX or issues with the connection between the driver station app and the VMX/Titan.

    VMX: Channel Block

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    Connector Block

    Connector Type

    Location on VMX

    Flex DIO Header

    3-pin PWM-style

    Left-side Top

    High Current DIO Header

    3-pin PWM-style

    Left-side mid

    Analog Input Header

    3-pin PWM-style

    Left-side bottom

    Comm DIO Connectors

    4-pin JST GH

    Bottom-left

    Flex DIO Connectors

    4-pin JST GH

    Bottom-middle

    CAN Connector

    2-wire Weidmuller

    Bottom-right

     

    About Titan Quad Motor Controller:

    The Titan Quad Motor Controller is a 4 channel CAN-based motor controller. Combined with the VMX, the Titan acts the Power Distribution Panel (PDP) for your robot, primarily for the VMX.

    Titan Quad Motor Controller

    Titan: Map of Ports and Inputs

    1. Power input. Input requires a 12VDC battery, and two ports are available connected in parallel. Both ports can be used for increasing the capacity or as a battery in, battery out.

    2. Power output. Outputs 12VDC out to other devices such as, VMXpi or Servo Power Block.

    3. Voltage indicators. There is a reverse power indicator (red) that will light up if the voltage is connected in reverse. The other two indicators display the voltage rails 5V and 3.3V.

    4. Fusebox. Before voltage can be applied to the motors or power outputs (2), an appropriate fuse must be inserted into the box. Motors take 20A fuses, and power outputs take 5 - 15A fuses.

    5. RGB Status Light.

    6. DFU USB - used to communicate with the computer for updates and configuration.

    7. CAN-BUS Input - High side (yellow) and Low side (green) inputs.

    8. M1 - Motor 1 output.

    9. M0 - Motor 0 output.

    10. M3 - Motor 3 output.

    11. M2 - Motor 2 output.

    12. Boot - used only when an error occurs, and Titan cannot communicate with the computer and needs a firmware upgrade.

    13. NeoPixel - addressable LED output

    14. DotStar - addressable LED output

    15. Pin 13/ L for LED microcontroller

    16. RX/TX - LEDs for microcontroller

    17. LED i2c - com port for microcontroller

    18. LED USB - used to communicate with the computer for uploading code.

    19. Encoder port - Quadrature encoder input

    20. Limit H - High limit switch input. (Limits are pulled high and use hardware debouncing)

    21. Limit L - Low limit switch input. (Limits are pulled high and use hardware debouncing)

    Titan Status Light

    The RGB status light on the Titan will blink 3 times for various blink codes to indicate different functions of the Titan.

    Status Light Blink Codes

    Function

    Blink 1

    Blink 2

    Blink 3

    Titan Off / Update

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    No Communication

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    CAN Detected, Robot Disabled

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    CAN Detected, Robot Enabled

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    Fault Detected

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    About the Maverick DC Motor:

    The Studica Robotics Maverick 12V DC Gear Motor 61:1 w/Encoder is an ideal robot motor designed for strength to endure competitions, providing a stall torque of 708 oz-in. A small electric motor with wires

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    Specifications:

    Function

    Min

    Nom

    Max

    Input Voltage

    -

    12VDC

    -

    Gear Ratio

    -

    61:1

    -

    No Load RPM

    88

    100

    112

    No Load Current

    -

    600mA

    -

    Rated Speed

    68

    80

    92

    Rated Current

    -

    -

    2.2A

    Rated Torque

    -

    139 oz-in

    -

    Stall Current

    -

    -

    11A

    Stall Torque

    708 oz-in

    -

    -

    Direction

    -

    CW

    -

    Encoder Voltage

    4

    -

    5

    Encoder Current

    -

    6mA

    -

    Encoder CPR

    -

    6

    -

    Output Counts per Revolution of Output Shaft (cpr) 1,464

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    Why Robotics for STEM Education?

    Our comprehensive robotics building platform of safe, versatile, durable robot parts and kits are ideal for use in your STEM classroom.  The STEM BOT Pro Kit includes controllers, structure, hardware, motion components and build instructions to equip you with what you need to get started with your design builds.  This unique kit answers the question, Why Robotics for STEM Education?  Here is how you can incorporate mobile robotics technology into your STEM classroom:

    Teach Programming Skills:

    Students can apply valuable programming skills to their intelligent robot with Java and C++ to program a robot’s movements, actions, and interactions. Begin with simple commands and gradually introduce more advanced programming concepts as your students gain proficiency and confidence.

    Integrate Robotics Instruction into your STEM Lesson Plans:

    Projects and activities incorporating robotics instruction into your existing STEM lesson plans can reinforce the concepts taught in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problems and challenges with robotics build designs.

    Encourage Exploration and Experimentation:

    Provide opportunities for your students to explore and experiment with robotics through open-ended challenges, design projects, and classroom competitions. Encourage creativity and innovation by allowing students to design, build, and modify their robots to achieve specific goals or objectives.

    Facilitate Collaborative Learning:

    To encourage collaboration and teamwork among students, projects can be initiated with activities requiring groups of two to four individuals to work together to solve problems using robotics designs. Encourage communication, cooperation, and a division of tasks to facilitate and effectively achieve common objectives.

    Emphasize Critical Thinking Skills:

    Utilizing robotics challenges and activities can develop a student's critical thinking skills and critical thinking abilities. Present real-world problems or scenarios that require students to analyze, strategize, and implement solutions using robotics principles and techniques.

    Cross-Curricular Connections:

    Robotics activities and projects integrated across multiple subjects and disciplines can demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of STEM education. Connections between robotics and topics such as physics, biology, geography, and computer science provide a holistic learning experience.

    Assess Student Learning:

    Assess student learning and progress through formative and summative measurements that evaluate their understanding of robotics concepts, programming skills, and ability to apply knowledge to solve problems. Use rubrics, quizzes, projects, and presentations to assess student performance and provide feedback for improvement.

    Promote Reflection and Iteration:

    Encourage your students to reflect on their experiences, successes, and challenges with their robotics projects and build designs. Facilitate discussions and debriefs to help students identify lessons learned, areas for improvement, and strategies for future development of their projects.

    Student Work:

    Highlight your students' robotics projects and accomplishments through presentations, demonstrations, and classroom competitions. Recognize achievements and their efforts to further their learning and engagement with STEM and robotics.

    Integrating mobile robotics into your STEM curriculum with the STEM BOT Pro Kit and the Studica Robotics platform, you can create an engaging and interactive learning environment that empowers students to develop essential STEM skills and competencies while fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration.