Cable management is very important on each competition. Cables could get in the way of attachments, levers, different wheels and so on. Brick accessibility is also very important. Do not forget that the brick should be charged from time to time and that you should also be able to access the buttons.
- 13 Nov 2016
- FIRST LEGO League (FLL), World Robotics Olympiad (WRO), Construction, Common Mindstorms Competitions
We have provided the building instructions for this robot as part of the whole course
Box Robot Two. Fewer parts and one motor. Simplifying a robot. (this will require a course subscription)
This video about the Box Robot is about cable management and the accessibility of the brick. Again, compared to the previous Box Robot.
You can see that the brick is very easily accessible. So, you can build different attachments pinless, of course. And you can add them at the front of the robot but then when you start the different programs you should always have the display of the brick and the buttons of the brick very easily accessible. So that you can change different programs or if you implement a menu for starting the different programs you can even use this menu and it's a very important thing to have the brick accessible. You can easily charge the brick. On this side you can see that it will be very easy to charge the brick and we can even say that it's very easy to change the battery. So, you can just remove the brick change the battery, add the brick again and of course you must remove the different cables but that's one of the points of the accessibility of the brick. The other thing is that as you can see the cables for the brick the brick and the motors are placed in such a way that they do not interfere with your attachments. This is the place where you should add the attachments and the cables are very well managed right here. And if you see from below you can see that they also do not interfere with the sensor and probably with the field and these are very well organized cables. And that's the point for brick accessibility and cable management.