The idea of this challenge is to design and construct a car that can move extremely slowly. These cars must compete in the snail race; the winner is the car that crosses the finish line last.
Note: The WeDo car stays tethered to the computer via the USB cable so it cannot travel very far.
Tip: Why are gear trains so important in cars?
This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons that is applicable to all types of robotics kits. The lessons are geared to students in early primary to middle school (depending on the lesson). Additional material, specific to certain kits, is available as attachments.