Now that you know about driver control programs, you will now practice all four driver controls by driving around IQ Cubes with your BaseBot. The animations below will show you how your robot should move to complete the Drive Around A Cube Practice Activity and the Figure Eight Challenge.
Watch this animation to see the path your robot should take to complete the Drive Around a Cube Practice Activity.
As you complete the Drive Around a Cube Practice Activity, document your findings in your engineering notebook. Think about which controller configuration you prefer and why as you record these findings.
View this image for an example of how you can record your results.
Now that you have completed the practice activity and chosen your preferred controller configuration, it is time to practice for the Figure Eight Challenge.
Prepare for the Challenge
In Compete (on the next page), you will drive your BaseBot in a figure eight around two IQ Cubes and the driver with the fastest time will win. Learn how to compete in the 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 Challenge.
Check Your Understanding
Before beginning to play 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.
After completing the questions, try practicing the challenge.
Select Next > to compete in the challenge.