Project Name: Maze Runner Controlled by: Remote Control Programming Difficulty: Medium Construction Difficulty: Medium General Comment. A good alternative to Maze-runner coded.
Rules FOR STUDENTS
You must use: -1 NXT or EV brick -2 motors
You must: Build a robot that can be remote controlled around a maze as quickly as possible.
Tips For students
Tip: Cars with two wheels will turn better. Tip: Cars that use gears will go faster. A big gear on the motor and a small gear on the wheel will make the wheel turn faster. To use gears, the wheel's axel can't go through the motor's hole.
You'll need some sort of maze! I got years and years of use out of this simple one. Grading option: The quicker the time, the better the grade. If you are timing each robot, make a copy of this Google Sheet to help you score The video below shows a student controlling their robot with a makey-makey. (Only really suitable if remote controlling from a computer, not a tablet)
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