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Take Apart a Robot: Roomba i7 Robot Vacuum

Ever wonder what's inside a robot?!

  • Subjects
  • Electricity
  • Mechanical Eng.
  • Robotics
  • Duration
  • 15-30 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Unplugged
  • Group Size
  • Large Groups (5-10)
  • Experience Level
  • No Experience Required
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-9
  • Advanced
  • Things You'll Need
  • N/A

Join us as we take apart an iRobot Roomba i7 to see what's inside and how it works!

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards

1A-CS-02

Use appropriate terminology in identifying and describing the function of common physical components of computing systems (hardware).

1A-CS-03

Describe basic hardware and software problems using accurate terminology.

1B-CS-01

Describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system.

1B-IC-18

Discuss computing technologies that have changed the world, and express how those technologies influence, and are influenced by, cultural practices.

1B-IC-19

Brainstorm ways to improve the accessibility and usability of technology products for the diverse needs and wants of users.

2-CS-01

Recommend improvements to the design of computing devices, based on an analysis of how users interact with the devices.

2-IC-20

Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.

2-IC-23

Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure.

3A-IC-28

Explain the beneficial and harmful effects that intellectual property laws can have on innovation.

3B-AP-08

Describe how artificial intelligence drives many software and physical systems.

Next Generation Science Standards

4-PS3-2

Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

ISTE Standards

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.