Project Name: Catapult into Basketball Ring Controlled by: Coding or Remote controlled Programming Difficulty: Medium Construction Difficulty: Medium General Comment. This is a very challenging but highly motivating. There is something about shooting baskets!!
Rules FOR STUDENTS
You must use: -1 NXT or EV brick -3 motors
You must: Build a robot that can travel around obstacles, then shoot a ball through a small basketball ring.
Tips For students
Tip: Flicking a basketball can be tricky. You might need to use rubber bands with some sort of trigger. Tip: Cars with two wheels will turn better.
It really does depend on your obstacles, but basically you want it to travel and turn a few times, then shoot!
The basketball ring I have used is a cheap small one that kids might hang on the back of their bedroom door. Grading option: I used checkpoints for this one. Checkpoint 1, half way through obstacle course Checkpoint 2: Made it to the ring Checkpoint 3: Launched the ball Checkpoint 4: Hit the ring with ball Check point 5: Ball went through the ring and net properly. If you want to count checkpoints, use this Google Sheet. If you are timing each robot, make a copy of this Google Sheet to help you score
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