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VIQRC Virtual Skills - Slapshot

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Create a coordinate system on the VIQC Virtual Skills Field with the initial position of the Hero Bot as the origin(0,0). Use [Drive for], [Turn for], and [Spin for] blocks to code the Hero Bot to remove all the Discs from a blue Dispenser, pick up a Disc, and score it in the Goal Zone. Create an algorithm to find the X and Y coordinates of the location for the robot to knock the Dispenser, and the X and Y coordinates of the location for the robot to pick up and score the Disc.

  • Select the VIQC Virtual Skills - Slapshot Playground.
  • Create an algorithm to find and record the X and Y coordinates of the robot’s position after driving for a certain distance using the drive distance and the drivetrain heading.
  • Drive the robot to remove all the Discs from a blue Dispenser. Use the algorithm to track the X and Y coordinates of the robot’s position. Use the [print] block to print the X and Y coordinates of the location for the robot to knock the Dispenser to the Print Console.
  • Drive the robot to pick up a Disc and launch it in the Goal Zone. Use the algorithm to track the X and Y coordinates of the robot’s position. Use the [print] block to print the X and Y coordinates of the location for the robot to pick up and launch the Disc to the Print Console.

Helpful Hints

  • To identify the X and Y coordinates of the Hero Bot on the Field, set the initial position of the Hero Bot as the origin(0,0) of the coordinate system on the VIQC Virtual Skills.
  • Use two variables to store the X and Y coordinates of the Hero Bot. Use the set blocks from the Variables category to set the values of the X and Y coordinates to 0 at the beginning of the project.
    current X block
    Current Y block
    • Matching Python command:
      Set Current X and Current Y to 0 Python command
  • Use the Reporter blocks from the Sensing category to get the drivetrain heading value from the Inertial Sensor.
    Drivetrain heading in degrees block
    • Matching Python command:
      Drivetrain heading in degrees Python command
  • Use the drive distance and drivetrain heading to calculate the X and Y coordinates after driving for a certain distance.

    Drive Distance and Drive heading

  • For more information about VIQC Virtual Skills Field Dimensions, please click here.