Strike Challenge - Blocks-based
In this challenge, you will program your robot to transfer energy to a ball as you compete in bowling!
The robot must begin in the Robot Start Zone.
The ball must begin anywhere on the Ball Placement Line.
The robot can only be touching the ball when the ball is:
On the ball placement line
In the collision zone
Each game consists of 10 frames and follows standard bowling rules.
The person or team with the most points at the end of the 10 frames wins!
Be creative and increase engagement by crafting a backstory or purpose for this activity! Bowling is currently being considered for addition as an Olympic sport. Are the students preparing to be part of an Olympic team, practicing for a national bowling competition, or are they hoping to apply for a collegiate bowling scholarship?
Click here for an optional Strike Challenge Score Sheet.
Teacher Toolbox - Solution
Solutions will vary depending on the velocity set. Students will have to find the balance of choosing a higher velocity to push the ball harder but also not lose control.
View the sample solutions below: