Lesson 5 · Installing the Hardware

Suggested Time: 60-75 minutes

Lesson Plan


  • Previous week
  • Critical think based on previous question

Step 1: Assembling the Racer (40 minutes)

Study the instructions below and put the car together fig 5.1

fig 5.2 Servo Motors
Attach the servo motors with the nuts and bolts.
Be sure to have the bolts insert from the outside.

fig 5.3 Castor
Attach the castor with the wider and shorter bolts in the front section of the plate.

fig 5.4 Wheels
Finally, add the wheels to the servo motors with the pin tipped screws.

Car Chassis Assembly

Step 2: Placing the Hardware (15 minutes)

Using your zip ties, tie your hardware down onto the car.
Use the double stick foam tape on the back of the bread board to stick it onto the car chassis

fig 5.5 Top View
Attach the Noggin(tm) to the top side of chassis with zip ties. Be sure to leave the barrel jack accessible. Using the sticky backside of the breadboard, place the breadboard firmly in the front edge of the chassis.

fig 5.6 Bottom View
Place the 9 Volt battery on the underside of the chassis with double stick foam.

Mounting Hardware

Have the kids work together to build the robot. You can have each kid decide for the team what to build first. Remind everyone that we want to do it together.



  • What are we assessing?


  • What was hard in today's class?


  • What was fun about today's class?


  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • What would you like to improve?


  • How can what you learned impact those around you?

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