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Team Freeze Tag
Lesson 4: Adding the Bumper Switch and Printing to the Brain Screen


Now that you have practiced pressing the Bumper Switch on your BaseBot, it is time to compete in the One-on-One Freeze Tag challenge. 

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

Once you have completed the One-on-One Freeze Tag challenge, check in with your teacher. Ensure you have documented the results of the challenge in your engineering notebook.

Wrap Up Reflection

Now that you have tested all the controller configurations and played the Freeze Tag challenge, it is time to reflect on what you have learned and done in this Lesson. Start a new page in your engineering notebook to start your reflection.

Rate yourself as a novice, apprentice, or expert on each of the following concepts in your engineering notebook. Provide a brief explanation for why you gave yourself that rating for each concept:

  • How to tag another robot on the Field in the challenge
  • Driving with the Bumper Switch in order to avoid being tagged in the challenge
  • Communicating ideas and strategies with others in your group during this Lesson

 Use this table to help you determine which category you fall under.


I feel that I fully understood the concept and could teach this to someone else.
Apprentice I feel that I understood the concept enough to compete in the challenge.
Novice I feel that I did not understand the concept and do not know how to complete the challenge.


What is Next?

Now that you have added the Bumper Switch, learned to print on the EXP Brain Screen and configured your Controller in VEXcode EXP, you are ready to play Team Freeze Tag!

In the next Lesson, you will:

  • Go over the rules of the competition.
  • Improve your robot's design and driver skills using the engineering design process.
  • Compete in the Team Freeze Tag Competition.

robot tagging another robot

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