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Cube Collector
Lesson 2: Driver Control

Practice

In the last section, you learned how you can customize the Driver Control program on the robot Brain. Now you are going to apply what you have learned to drive your Clawbot to complete the Stack and Score practice activity.

In this activity, you will drive your robot to pick up and stack one cube then push another cube into the scoring area, all while using the Driver Control program on the Brain. You will iterate on your drive configurations, so you can drive your robot to pick up and stack a cube more easily. 

Watch the video below to see how you can apply what you have learned to complete the Stack and Score practice activity.

Now it is your turn to complete the Stack and Score practice activity!

This animation shows one possible way your robot could move to stack one cube and score another to complete the Stack and Score practice activity.

Use this document as a reference to complete the practice activity. Google Doc / .docx / .pdf

Video file

As you complete the Stack and Score practice activity, document your driver control modifications and your engineering notebook.

  • What controller configurations did you use for driving and controlling the arm and claw?
  • How well were you able to manipulate the arm and the claw to pick up and place cubes with each configuration?
  • How long did it take for the robot to move the cubes to the scoring area with each test run?

See the image on the left for an example of how you can record your design ideas and tests.

Engineering notebook example

Prepare for the Challenge

In Compete (on the next page), you will drive your robot to stack one cube and score another in the Speed Stack Challenge. The fastest time, wins!  Learn how to compete in the challenge, check your understanding, then practice for the challenge.

The goal of this challenge is to score both cubes in the scoring area, with one stacked, in the fastest time.

Watch this animation to see an example of a Clawbot successfully scoring both cubes.  

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

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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 Speed Stack Challenge.