Robotics - Construction Knowledge

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Robotics - Construction Knowledge

This test assesses your ability to construct basic robots using Lego Mindstorms RCX building kits. It includes questions which will test your knowledge of key components, construction and good practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lego mindstorms building blocks can be put together in any fashion. You don't need a plan. As long as you put enough of them together it should hold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Connector pegs come in different sizes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Gear cogs in the Lego Mindstorms kit come in 3 different sizes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Batteries for the RCX brick should be charged at the end of every lesson.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Axles can be held in place by putting a wheel on them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The power output ports on the RCX brick are... 
    • A. 

      ACE

    • B. 

      ABC

    • C. 

      CBA

    • D. 

      123

    • E. 

      321

  • 7. 
    When a Tankbot goes in circles when instead of going straight the problem could be due to..
    • A. 

      The wires being crossed and so delivering the wrong power to the wrong motor.

    • B. 

      The wires being faulty

    • C. 

      The motors being on back the front

    • D. 

      The wires being attached differently at the motor and output port.

  • 8. 
    If your Tankbot is making a clattering noise it is most likely due to...
    • A. 

      A faulty motor.

    • B. 

      The tyre slipping on the wheel rim

    • C. 

      The gears slipping

    • D. 

      The RCX

  • 9. 
    If the gears are slipping on your tankbot, it is most likely due to..
    • A. 

      The motor coming loose from its mount, allowing the gears to force apart.

    • B. 

      The gears missing teeth.

    • C. 

      The batteries running out of power.

    • D. 

      The wheels being the wrong size

  • 10. 
    If a flashing symbol like an hour glass appears on your tankbot screen it means that it is...
    • A. 

      About to turn.

    • B. 

      It has full power.

    • C. 

      The batteries are almost empty

    • D. 

      That you have put the wrong batteries in the tankbot

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are true of the RCX?
    • A. 

      It is the command center of the robot, because it controls its actions through the programs within it and supplies power to run them.

    • B. 

      The RCX can hold 5 different programs. However, as part of its firmware it also comes with three preset programs.

    • C. 

      The RCX has three input ports ABC where information can be gathered and three output ports 123 supplying power to motors.

    • D. 

      The RCX has three input ports 123 where information can be gathered and three output ports ABC supplying power to motors

  • 12. 
    The input ports on the RCX brick are labelled...
    • A. 

      ABC

    • B. 

      CBA

    • C. 

      BAC

    • D. 

      123

    • E. 

      321

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