Mini-Bot Challenges

  • Mini-Bot Challenges

    The Mini-Bot Challenges follow a sequence of increasing difficulty. You are encouraged to help each other AFTER you have made several attempts at problem-solving with trial and error and using various resources like these: Lego Mindstorms EX3 Lessons.

    Lego Robotics Mini-Bot Simple Line Follow [20 pts]
    • Runs program and moves forward. [5 pts]
    • Follows black line 5" minimum using color sensor. [5 pts]
    • Follows line around one turn. [3 pts]
    • Follows line 1/2 way around course. [2 pts]
    • Completes the course in under 10 minutes. [3 pts]
    • Completes the course in under 5 minutes. [2 pts]
    • Self Evaluate per this rubric and invite me to watch your robot perform.
    • Write your total score here _____/20.

    Lego Robotics Mini-Bot Line Dancing Course [73 pts]
    • Start at green line. [5 pts]
    • Stay inside black borders. [5 pts]
      • Show black line color sensor in your program. [5 pts]
    • Avoid contact with walls. [5 pts]
      • Show ultrasonic sensor in your program. [5 pts]
    • Change speed at yellow lines (x 3). [5 pts]
      • Show code for changing speed. [5 pts]
    • Turn 360 degrees at blue line and play a sound. [5 pts]
      • Show code for both. [5 pts]
    • Stop at the red line and play a sound. [5 pts]
      • Show code for both. [5 pts]
    • Completes the course in under 5 minutes. [5 pts]
    • Print screen of your program and staple to this sheet prior to final robot testing. [5 pts]
    • Self Evaluate per this rubric and invite me to watch your robot perform. 
      • Show were you lost points. [5 pts]
    • Write your total score here _____/73.
    • Fastest total time in class. [3 pts] ** 
      • ** awarded after last robot performs - do not add to your total ... YET.

    Lego Robotics Mini-Bot Obstacle Course  [65 pts] 
    • Runs program and moves forward from start zone. [5 pts]
    • Stays on course inside black lines. [5 pts]
    • Pass the large blue block. [5 pts]
    • Pass the green disk. [5 pts]
    • Move to far end of 1st side. [5 pts]
    • Turn around blue strange shape. [5 pts]
    • Turn at least 360 degrees in blue and gold box. [5 pts]
    • Play a sound while in the blue and gold box. [5 pts]
    • Pass the red pipe without moving it out of its red box. [5 pts]
    • Pass the orange column without moving it out of its yellow box. [5 pts]
    • Pass the blue barrier. [5 pts]
    • Park in the red, white, and blue END zone. [5 pts]
    • Self Evaluate per this rubric and invite me to watch your robot perform.
      • Show were you lost points. [5 pts]
    • Write your total score here _____/65.
    Hints:
    Use a variety of sensors and consider movements based on distances.

    YouTube Tutorials are the best.  This one is a great first tutorial from a series.



    Check out this one for Line Following:



    Some sort of similar Line Following Bots from our friends at Lancaster.