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Prepare for the Package Dash Challenge

In this challenge, you will program your robot to pick up packages and bring them to the Loading Dock as fast as possible! To successfully complete this challenge, you need to create a project that drives the robot to specific places (the pink squares) in the warehouse, picks up packages (aluminum cans) from the shelves (stacks of textbooks), and drops them onto the Loading Dock. The Loading Dock is a taped off area on the floor.

Ask your teacher if your team should set up the Package Dash Challenge.
When the Challenge field is ready, you should measure all of the driving distances and heights of the packages (cans) so that you can precisely plan and program.

To complete the challenge you will need:

  • 12 x 12 ft. or 3.66 x 3.66 m open area

  • Optional: VRC Field Perimeter and Tile kits.

  • Roll of tape

  • 9+ textbooks

    • Each stack of three books should be between 7 and 11 in. or 200 and 300 mm high.

  • 3 aluminum cans

  • A ruler or meter stick to measure distances

  • Stopwatch