The Engineering Design Level 3 badge is designed to expand the participants knowledge of the engineering design process. In the Level 3 badge, the emphasis is on iteration and multiple loops through the engineering design process.
To earn this badge, participants will assemble an engineering notebook/portfolio and upload for review. To guide the portfolio, participants should provide evidence of their choosing for each of the items below. The Mentor Resource page has a portfolio template.
Portfolios will be evaluated by experienced FRC adult members using a rubric-based evaluation tool. Participants will receive feedback if any portion needs to have more detail or evidence. The participant can compile new evidence and have the portfolio re-evaluated.
After earning this badge, the participant can choose to display the badge on the Open Badges infrastructure including the portfolio information.
|Identify robot components/operations that may exceed size/weight requirements|
|Given a design challenge, the participant applies all steps in the design process including cross steps returning to previous steps.|
|Given a design challenge, the participant develops multiple ideas with more detail.|
|Describes each motion of the robot and confirms it will not exceed any robot restrictions.|
|Calculate forces/speeds needed in robot motions to complete tasks.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of gears and gear ratios.|