This kit can be used to create a working robot. The robot is a crab which will walk around under it’s own power and avoid obstacles.
Robotics Merit Badge
Earning the Robotics merit badge requires a Scout to understand how robots move (actuators), sense the environment (sensors), and understand what to do (programming); he should demonstrate robot design in building a robot. You should help ensure that the Scout has sufficiently explored the field of robotics to understand what it is about, and to discover whether this may be a field of interest for him as a career.
This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Whoosh explores machines and motion.
Scouts who complete the Robotics merit badge requirements will have a better understanding of how different types of robots are created and what they can or cannot do.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The science Nova (STEM) award for Boy Scouts is called Shoot!