Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Living Position vs. Time Graph

I originally set up this exercise to demonstrate squared vs. linear scaling rules long after my kinematics units were done.  I was going to just program a constant velocity and constant acceleration robot, and run them side-by-side for 1 second, 2 seconds, etc. with discussion in between.  Then I though it would be easier to program several robots with the set times and just swap out robots.  When that was done, I realized i could run them all at the same time, and low and behold they created a living position vs. time graph!  This will definitely be my introduction to position vs. time graphs for accelerated motion next year.

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