Introduction: Pong RoBot
This RoBot was 3d printed using the following 3d printers: Stratasys Dimension Elite, Wanhao Duplicator 4 and a Mendel Prussa (homemade). The 3d printed parts were designed by rspehrdesign for the SPC Clearwater Florida Summer Camp 2015. The same design is also being used at the Hillsborough Community College Tampa Florida in their Engineering Department. The Bot moves a ping pong ball from one post to another. The electronics are controlled by an Arduino Uno. The arduino program will be available by contacting Greg Lewis of the SPC Emerging Technologies Center Clearwater Campus. The program was written by Nathan Myhre and is used at SPC Clearwater and also HCC Tampa. The program will teach Middle school through High School students the use of Solidworks to design and create the STL files used to print the parts. Parts will be printed and then assembled. The code will be loaded into the Arduino and students will be instructed to operate and change the code. Students will be instructed on the conception, prototyping, assembly and code construction to make a working Bot. During the program the students will work with a Trotec laser machine, a 3d printer (Stratasys Dimension), Fanuc Robot, Rolland and Davinci CNC machines.