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Clawbot With Controller Teacher

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Now that you've finished the build, test what it does. Explore your build and then answer these questions in your engineering notebook.

Notice how the front wheels of the Clawbot are powered by motors. Think about the weight distribution on the Clawbot.

  • What if the velocity of the Left and Right motors were increased and the robot was being controlled using a Controller?

  • If the robot was asked to drive in reverse quickly, what could possibly happen and why? Think about where the weight of the arm, claw, battery and Brain are on the robot.

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A possible answer could include that the robot could tilt forward and almost over since most of the weight of the robot is in the front with the claw, motors and part of the Brain. The battery and arm motor add weight to the back, but with the increased velocity, the robot is still at risk to tip over.