Instruction to Maqueen Mechanic | Maqueen Mechanic Getting Started Guide Lesson 1
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ShadowNie 2021-05-21 16:18:46

Product Introduction

The Maqueen Mechanic Kit is a set of machine accessories that is compatible with both Maqueen Lite and Maqueen Plus, featuring simple operation and high playability. It can not only enhance the hands-on ability of children but also teach them knowledge related to machinery during the assembly process. When collocated the kit with Maqueen Lite or Maqueen Plus, this kit is well suitable for developing programming skills. It paves the way for every kid to realize his/her engineer dream!

 

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Note: this tutorial mainly introduces the collocation of Maqueen mechanic with Maqueen Lite.

Features and Functions

Maqueen Mechanic-Push

Maqueen Mechanic-Push is a kit of machine accessories that turn your Maqueen Lite into a bulldozer. It resembles a real bulldozer and can push obstacles away by using a trolley plate. What’s more, the ultrasonic sensors installed on the expansion bracket can rotate within 10~170°. This product can be used in scenarios such as Maqueen football game, pitch cleaning, and maze.

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Maqueen Mechanic-Loader

Maqueen Mechanic-Loader is a kit of machine accessories that turn your Maqueen Lite into a loading machine. With a metal body similar to a loading machine, it can simulate the process of loading and unloading by the up and down function. This product can be used in expansion application scenarios such as loading and transportation, and engineering rescue.

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Maqueen Mechanic-Forklift

Maqueen Mechanic-Forklift is a kit of machine accessories that simulate the forklift movement through the principle of the mechanical arm. It resembles a real forklift. Installing it on the Maqueen Lite, you can control the up and down of the fork plate to place objects and simulate the operating of a mechanized factory.

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Maqueen Mechanic-Beetle

Maqueen Mechanic-Beetle is a kit of machine accessories that turn your Maqueen Lite into a mechanical gripper. We call it Mechanic-Beetle because it resembles beetle very much. We can control the open and close of the gripper through a servo to realize the objects placing. This product can be used in the expansion application scenario such as object handover and goods sorting.

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Note: in order to avoid the hardware damage of servo, it is recommended to operate the servo between 10°-170°. 

Installation Steps

Maqueen Mechanic-Push

Bill of Accessories

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Installation Steps

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Maqueen Mechanic-Loader

Bill of Accessories

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Installation Steps

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Maqueen Mechanic-Forklift

Bill of Accessories

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Installation Steps

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Maqueen Mechanic-Beetle

Bill of Accessories

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Installation Steps

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Pitch Cleaner 

1-1. Project Introduction

Put the Maqueen Mechanic-Push into the circle line-tracking map, turn on the power. The Maqueen Mechanic-Push will push the obstacles out the boundary line with moving within it. As the picture shows:

 

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1-2.Links and Library

Programming Platform of MakeCode: https://makecode.microbit.org

Maqueen Lite Library: https://github.com/DFRobot/pxt-maqueen

Note: the projects in this tutorial  use 3 AAA batteries

1-3.程序链接

https://makecode.microbit.org/_iEodTR6M09CE

1-4. Program Screenshot

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Note: the power of the battery will affect the speed. If the speed is not ideal, you can adjust the motor speed value.

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