Project Name: Plank Battles Controlled by: Programming orRemote Control Programming Difficulty: Easy Construction Difficulty: Medium General Comment. Any battling robot gets the kids enthusiastic. This is no exception
Rules FOR STUDENTS
You must use: -1 NXT or EV brick -up to 3 motors
You must: Build a robot that can battle against another robot on a large plank. One robot starts at each end. The first one to fall off, loses.
Tips For students
Tip: Cars with four wheels will go straighter. Especially if both motors turn one axel. Tip: Cars that use gears will have better torque. A small gear on the motor and a big gear on the wheel will make the wheels turn slower, but stronger. To use gears, the wheel's axel can't go through the motor's hole.
When I have done this, I put the plank on three or four cube foot-stools. That way students could not construct a robot that 'gripped' the plank. Grading option: The more battles won, the better the grade. If you are recording wins make a copy of this Google Sheet to help you score
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