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Our goal is to use robotics to bring awareness to fire safety and first responder topics such as hurricane preparedness and fire safety. Students operate and maintain the robot for young children and adults in public settings.

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Pluggie the robot

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School:
Pinellas Park High School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Dale Koning 
 
Robert Romain 
Students Impacted:
75 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
August 20, 2018

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Only $683.00 Needed

 

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Goal

Our goal is to use robotics to bring awareness to fire safety and first responder topics such as hurricane preparedness and fire safety. Students operate and maintain the robot for young children and adults in public settings.  

 

What will be done with my students

First, the donated robot must be repaired and proven. The $5800 robot was in disrepair and not being used by the City of Seminole. It was donated and we need to get it up and running for our First Responder students to use for public education and other public outreach. Students will learn about robotics, servos, radio controls, electronics and wiring in order to operate and repair the outreach tool. We should be able to get everything we need this year and use it for years to come with incoming students and part of our curriculum. Broken or non-performing parts will be replaced as needed. 

 

Benefits to my students

Public outreach and education for first responders has always been a challenge. By finding interesting ways to present material, both the operator (in this case, students) and the audience are made aware of life safety information needed for a safe society. Our First Responder Magnet program prepares students to become part of a first responder field. Duties for the first responder include public education. This robot will be used by request for agencies who request help at open houses, recruitment, and other creative ways to get the message to the public. 

 

Describe the Students

Pinellas Park HS serves a low economic population and has a high request for free and reduced lunches. 

 

Budget Narrative

Because the robot is not currently running, we don't really know what it will need. Because of it's age, it might need something beyond what is listed, however it might not need anything more than batteries and cosmetic work. PPHS auto body will do the work at cost. Robotronics (Utah) has a customer service department who has been helping me determine what may be needed. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Main battery $110.00
2 NMH 1500mah 9V battery pack $71.00
3 Futoba Servo 3003 $30.00
4 Servo arm assembly $22.00
5 paint and paint supplies $300.00
6 drive belts $50.00
7 shipping and misc $100.00
  Total: $683.00

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Only $683.00 Needed

 

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