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Lesson 3: Changing the Wheels

Practice

Now that you know about different VEX EXP wheel types, you will now test different combinations of wheels by driving around Buckyballs with your BaseBot and various wheel combinations. The video below will show you how your robot should move to complete the Test Wheels practice activity.

Now it's your turn to complete the Test Wheels practice activity!

Watch this animation to see the path your robot should take to complete the Test Wheels practice activity. 

Follow the steps in this document to learn more about how to complete this activity. Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

As you complete the Test Wheels practice activity, document your findings in your engineering notebook. Think about which wheel combination you prefer and why as you record these findings. 

View this image for an example of how you can record your results.

Engineering notebook example

Prepare for the Challenge Activity

In Compete, you will drive your BaseBot in a figure eight around 2 Buckyballs and the driver with the fastest time will win. Choose the wheel combination that will make your team's BaseBot the fastest. Learn how to compete in the Figure Eight Wheel Challenge, check your understanding, then practice for the challenge.

Watch this animation to see the path your robot should take to complete the Figure Eight Wheel Challenge. 

Follow the steps in this document to learn more about how to complete this activity. Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

Video file

Check Your Understanding

Before beginning the challenge, ensure that you understand the rules and setup of the challenge by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook.

Check Your Understanding questions Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

After completing the questions, try practicing the challenge.

 


Select Next > to compete in the Figure Eight Wheel Challenge.