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Treasure Hunt
Lesson 2: Claw No Sensor

Learn

Before you can compete in the Collector Challenge, you first need to learn about coding the Drivetrain, coding individual motors on an EXP robot, and path planning. 

Coding the Drivetrain

To accurately code a robot to drive specific distances, you will need to learn about the [Drive for] and [Turn for] blocks in VEXcode EXP.

Watch this video to learn about using the [Drive for] and [Turn for] blocks in VEXcode EXP.

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Coding Individual Motors

In order to code a robot's claw to open and close, or code a robot's arm to raise and lower, you need to learn how to use the [Spin] and [Spin for] block in VEXcode EXP.

Watch this video to learn about coding individual motors and the [Spin for] block in VEXcode EXP.

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Path Planning

Path planning enables you to code your robot to solve a challenge or accomplish a task more effectively and efficiently.

Watch this video to learn about path planning, and how it can help you plan, code, and troubleshoot projects more easily and effectively.

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Check Your Understanding

Before moving on to the Practice section, ensure that you understand the concepts covered on this page by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook. 

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Select Next > to practice path planning and using these commands as you code your Clawbot to move a Buckyball.