MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Straight Move 

Investigate different ways of controlling a Driving Base moving in a straight line.

0-30 min.
Beginner
Grades 6-8
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Build It 

Build the Driving Base model. 

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Test It

Recreate the program shown, then download and run to test. 
 
 
Troubleshooting 
When movement is defined in Seconds, the distance traveled is affected by the battery level. When defined in Degrees, the motion is more precise. 
 
Hint 
The Driving Base will drive in a straight line with a ’Steering’ parameter value of [0]. 

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Program Summary
 
Start 
Move Steering – Rotations[2] 
Wait – Time[1s] 
Move Steering – Degrees[720] 
Wait – Time[1s] 
Move Steering – Seconds[1] 

Modify It

Now it’s your turn! Make the Driving Base do the exact same movement using the Move Tank block. 

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What is next? 

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Teacher Support

Students will: 
Investigate different ways of controlling a Driving Base moving in a straight line.