12 Mission Instructions

Your mission is to create a robotic seismograph that can travel to remote locations and measure tiny tremors. First, you will invent a way to simulate earthquakes so you can test your robot safely.  Then you will design, test, and refine your robot until it is gathering the most useful data for you. 

10. Iterate

Now that you have a working seismograph, what will you do next? Will you modify your shake table to create a more realistic earthquake? Or will you change your program to record data more or less often?  Do you want your program to keep track of how many times motion was (or was not detected)? 

Can you use this robot in other situations, like detecting when someone is opening a drawer in your room? 

Follow the same steps – Design, Build, Code, Test – for each change you want to make. Make sure you keep track of your work.