Robotics Challenges


Multimedia Brainstorm-

1.) Video of robot completing the challenge
2.) Video describing your programming.
3.) Images of the robot.
4.) Interview with your group trying to troubleshoot problems!!
5.) Be creative!

1. Point Turn

Instructions:
25 cm forward, point turn to the left (180 degrees), back up 10 cm

2. Square

Instructions: Your robot must follow the square drawn on the floor at the front of the room.

3. Backing Up

Instruction: Your robot must follow the path drawn on the floor at the front of the room. The robot will go forward make a right hand turn (90) and then back up into a "bay" while making noise. See the movie below.


4. Create a Basic Obstacle Course and Program Your Robot to Navigate It!

Instructions:
1.) Using tape create a basic obstacle course. It must contain three different turns (any type of turn- point, gradual, etc.) and involve sensing a sound to begin the course (sound sensor), and coming to a stop once it recognizes the finish line (a black line- sight sensor).
2.) You will need to modify your robot to have both a sound and sight sensor.
3.) Draw an image of your course in OneNote and include it in your wiki entry (Snip It). Your drawing should include measurements (in metrics) such that anyone could re-create. You will also want to photograph it or record a video.
4.) Complete this challenge just as you would any other in the wiki. You must remove all tape from the floor at the end of the class period.
***Fold both end of the tape for easy tape removal.



Last Years Challenges!

4. Sound and Turn


Instructions: First create a way to attach your sound sensor to your robot chassis. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. Make sure to take a picture of your final robot once you get it modified. Next, program your robot to go 50 cm forward and then upon the sound of a clap, do a 360 degree turn, and then travel forward 50 cm. Your robot should end up roughly 1 meter from its initial position.
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5. Sound Control

Instructions: Upon sound, the robot chassis will move forward 50 cm and then come to a stop. Next, upon sound, the robot chassis will backup 50 cm and come to a stop!



6. Detect Distance

Instructions: First adapt your robot with the ultrasonic sensor as seen here. Be creative in how you engineer your robot. Next, program your robot such that it starts at 50 cm from the wall. Have the robot move forward, sensing the distance from it to the wall, and then come to a stop when it detects that it is 20 cm from the wall. Have it play a congratulations sound!

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7. Detect Dark Line

Instructions: First adapt your robot with the sight sensor as seen in the image. Next, program your robot to be able to move forward until it detect a dark black line (it should come to a stop when it does so.)



8. Follow Dark Line

Instructions: Self explanatory. Using the sight sensor, program your robot to be able to follow a dark line for 20 cm. Use the "race track" as a guide and have your robot go 1/2 way around the track.

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