In this unit, your pupils will use the Driving Base as a modular platform for learning the basics of building and programming autonomous robots. Each lesson introduces a new extension to be built onto the Driving Base. These extensions enable it to detect obstacles, move objects, follow lines and turn by precise angles. The unit ends with a factory-themed challenge that will put your pupils’ robotics skills to the test!
Moves and Turns
Use the Driving Base to make precise and controlled movements.
Objects and Obstacles
Use the Ultrasonic Sensor to detect and react to the Cuboid.
Grab and Release
Build a motorised tool that can be used to move objects.
Colours and Lines
Use the Colour Sensor to detect and follow lines.
Angles and Patterns
Use the Gyro Sensor to turn by precise angles and use My Blocks to organise programs.
The Factory Robot
Design and build extensions onto the Driving Base and program it to complete two tasks.