MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Straight Move

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

0-30 min.
Beginner
Key Stage 3
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Build It

Build the Driving Base model.

ev3-robot-driving-base

Test It

Recreate the program shown, then download and run to test.

The sample program ‘01’ has been provided on the canvas

Troubleshooting
When movement is defined in Seconds, the distance travelled is affected by the battery level. When defined in Degrees, the motion is 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[1 s]
Move Steering – Degrees[720]
Wait – Time[1 s]
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.

The sample program ‘02’ has been provided on the canvas.

straightmove-tank

What is next?

ModifyIt_0

Teacher Support

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

LEGO® MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set
LEGO® MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Lab or EV3 Programming