A STEM-based Learning Activity Instructional Design of Quadruped Bionic Robots
Keywords:Bionic Robot, STEM, Linkage Mechanism, Instructional Design, Computational Thinking
This study designs a STEM-based learning activities related to bionic robots and examines students' learning performance of the instructional design. With the rapid development of science and technology, robots play an important role in human society, helping people in solving repetitive work using automatic objects in biological mechanical structure. However, quadruped bionic robots are usually expensive due to its mobility and stability control of locomotion. In this study, a quadruped bionic robot is designed using the linkage mechanism using 3D printing combined with the Micro:bit control board for motion. The purpose of this study is not only to experiment the making of a bionic robot, but also to construct an instructional design for the first-time STEM and robotics learners to learn basic mechanical structure, fabrication process, and programming using MakeCode. This production process is expected to inspire the students' learning motivation in the robotic production, and to improve mechanical concept and computational thinking.
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