Some good background activities might be found at SPARK

Task 1: build your Taskbot

The file below has instructions for building a Taskbot.


Groups
  • Jacob, Quentin
  • Elliott, Amy
  • Max, Lexie
  • Danielle, Ben, Iain
  • Leo, Jonah

Task 2: make a moving forward program for your Taskbot

Follow the steps for the Full Speed Ahead lesson. Answer the question in the PDF below and email them to your teacher.
You do NOT have to answer: # 11 (iii); #14 (Bonus marks if you try it); #15


Task 3: make a Right Turn program for your Taskbot

Follow the steps for the Full Speed Ahead lesson. Answer the question in the PDF below and email them to your teacher.
You only have to answer up to question 9.


Task 4: make a Clap On, Clap Off program for your Taskbot

Follow the steps for the Clap On, Clap Off lesson. Answer the questions in the PDF below and email them to your teacher.
You only have to answer up to and including question 8.


Task 5: Follow the Guidelines

This lesson will take us a few classes. Begin by watching this powerpoint.

Follow the building instructions for attaching the light sensor and start to make your program. Answer the following questions. Email your answers to philm.


Task 6: Faster Line Tracking

You do NOT have to answer question 7.
This lesson will help you build a faster line tracker. Begin by watching the powerpoint.

Follow the instructions and answer the following questions. Email the answers to philm.


Final Task

Redesign your robot so that it will track the black line as fast as possible while moving forward. Finished robots will compete in a time trial.