Day 4: Movement and Turns!

This week the students worked through a number of challenges that increased their ability to build their robots and program them to accomplish a number of tasks.  This was not always easy – the engineering design process requires lots of trials, testing, and reprogramming.  We ended the week with many teams accomplishing the “The Orchard Challenge” where students need to program their robots to drive through a “field” and not “run over the trees.”  Here are some video showing some of this and other challenges.

In the Orchard Challenge, robots need to move through the “orchard”, turning between the trees, without running over any trees. LOTS of tight turns and precision programming!
Dizzy Drill Challenge incorporates several turns with move forward commands.