On-Ramp to Robotics Unit 1 (Motion) with Mars Rover Challenge for TI-84 Plus CE

On-Ramp to Robotics Unit 1 (Motion) with Mars Rover Challenge for TI-84 Plus CE

Autor: Texas Instruments Inc.

Fach:  Computer Science, Mathematics, STEM

Schlagwörter:  Algebra, Angles, Coding, Distance, Geometry, Linear Functions, Lines, Measures, Points and lines, Polygons, STEM, TI-Innovator, Triangle

Students will learn and use basic concepts for robotic vehicle control along with math concepts to write a program to drive their Rover around the base of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars.

The Olympus Mons on the surface of Mars at 69,841 feet (more than twice the height of Mt Everest) is considered to be the tallest volcano on a planet in the solar system. Olympus Mons on the surface of Mars at 69,841 feet (more than twice the height of Mt Everest) is considered to be the tallest volcano on a planet in the solar system. Students will learn and use basic concepts for robotic vehicle control along with math concepts to write a program to drive their Rover around the base of the mountain.

Note: Also, includes concepts to give students an on-ramp to participating on robotics teams.

Project Overview: Prepare for the final challenge by working with basic concepts for moving a robotic vehicle: setting direction and power for the motor controlling each wheel, moving forward and backward, turning. You will apply math concepts of distance-rate-time and angles as part of writing programs to set the vehicle path.

Your challenge: Plot a course and write a program to drive your Rover around the base of the Olympus Mons. Who can have their Rover complete the course in the fastest time?

See video example on Youtube: bit.ly/2r1oUTH 

Please feel free send questions and comments to stem-team@ti.com

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