The 6 tile challenge

6 tile mark spot

 I recently ran a simple challenge that I called the “6 Tile Challenge” that worked well in my classes and got the point across that you should calculate the number of rotations before you drive your robot.  This was the second day of robotics programming for my classes and we had discussed the diameter and […]

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Going the distance

going the distance

The idea for this challenge is to build and program a robot car to drive as close as possible to a LEGO minfig, without knocking it over! Sounds easy? The catch is that you are not allowed to use any sensors and once you are told how far the minifig will be from the starting […]

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Platform 9 3/4

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Design and construct a car and learn to program the car to travel a specified distance using multiple methods (time, touch and light). Get your car’s passenger from home to the train station. Going too far or not far enough leaves your passenger in the ghost world.   Resources Platform 9 3:4 lesson plan – […]

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Cross country adventure

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Can you design and program a robot that can travel from one state to another across a large floor map of the USA (or a similar map of another part of the world)? Can you estimate the time required to travel between specific states? Resources Cross Country Adventure lesson plan – NXT + ROBOLAB (PDF) […]

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