Resources for the BSA Robotics Merit Badge
Professor James Conrad served on the team that helped develop the
requirements for the Robotics Merit Badge (but was unable to help write the book
due to time constraints). He has led several Robotics Merit Badge "camps"
and has helped other counselors lead their activities.
Here are some resources for scouts and counselors:
- Here is a sample of an
Engineering Notebook from a UNC
Charlotte student. It shows how the design of their robot,
a trash collecting autonomous vehicle, changed over time.
- Here are some examples of scout engineering notebooks used
to complete the merit badge requirements:
- Here is a PowerPoint presentation by Marilyn Farrand on Requirements 1 through 3. Many photos are borrowed -
please keep in mind it is from free photos on the web and the photos belong to their respective owners.
Here are some resources for counselors only:
- I found it very helpful to require scouts to read the merit badge
book first, then take a pretest to prove they read the book.
Scouts who read the book are better merit badge participants! Counselors need to contact me directly to get a copy of the
pretest ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about robotics at
Dr. Conrad's web pages:
This page maintained by James Conrad - last modified 2012-05-17.
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