|Each team is provided with a standard kit of parts.
This consists of over 1200 Lego pieces, along with sensors and
other components useful in building an autonomous robot.
All these parts are listed below, with details of where to find them.
Other electronic components are
available in the laboratory, for those who want to
build their own sensors.
Tools, insulating tape, elastic bands and
other items are also available in the laboratory.
The competition rules restrict how you use some of these items.
At the end of each laboratory session, please put
all the parts and the robot the large storage box provided.
Please leave the robot, charger and cables accessible in the box, so
that they can be charged before the next lab session.
The Handyboard should be switched off and
disconnected from the charger - otherwise the battery will be
not be fully charged at the start of the next lab session.
After the competition, the kit must be returned in
good condition, with all parts sorted as they were at the start.
|Most of the small parts are in bins in a plastic case.
Each bin can be removed from the case if necessary.
Please close and lock the case when not in use!
These small parts are hard to collect from the floor!
||Pins, 2, black (1 type)
||Pin-axles & pin-balls (4 types)
||Pins, 3, grey & black (2 types)
||Bushes (2 types)
||Pins 2, grey & shorter pins (3 types)
||Pin with bush & double pin (2 types)
||Modified bushes and perpendicular axle couplers (9 types)
||Axle connectors, universal joint (8 types)
||Gears, small (7 types)
||Plates, small & bricks with cross-shaped holes (5 types)
||Axles (11 types)
||Flat arms, crank, pin-joiner (15 types)
||Gears, large (13 types)
Most other parts are in plastic bags, labelled to identify them.
|| Plates 1
|| Single plates, 1 X 4 to 1 X 10
|| Plates 2
|| Double plates, 2 X 2 to 2 X 6
|| Plates 3
|| Larger plates
|| Beams, straight and bent (lift arms)
|| Bricks 1
|| Bricks 1 X 2 and 1 X 4, with holes
|| Bricks 2
|| Bricks 1 X 6 and 1 X 8, with holes
|| Bricks 3
|| Bricks 1 X 10 and 1 X 12, with holes
|| Bricks 4
|| Bricks 1 X 16, with holes
|| Bricks 5
|| Bricks 2 X 2 and 2 X 4
|| Wheels, tyres, tank tracks (in a box, not a bag)
|| Motors, accessories, servo
|| Switches, on Lego blocks
|| Optical sensors and other electronic parts
|The Handyboard is the computer that controls the robot.
It contains a rechargeable battery to provide power for itself and for
the motors and other parts that it drives.
The Handyboard has many connectors:
inputs for signals from sensors;
outputs for driving motors and servos.
|The interface unit connects the Handyboard,
the power supply unit and the computer that is
used to program the Handyboard.
It has three indicator lights - all three
should be ON when it is connected properly:
Green => computer connected (blinks when active)
Red => interface unit has power;
Yellow => Handyboard battery is charging.
|The power supply unit provides an unregulated DC supply,
nominally 12V, to power the interface unit and charge the Handyboard battery.