Secure the Power Supply

What’s a *solar array*?

EV3 Classroom-Programs 0-program en-us

Solar arrays consist of multiple solar panels and are useful as a power supply for space exploration.

What are the strengths and weaknesses using solar arrays as a power supply for the Mars Outpost?

All of the systems are offline!


Set up the Solar Panel so the Mars Outpost has enough power to get the systems up and running. This place will be our future home!

Think about ways the robot could unfold the Solar Panel.

Brainstorm ideas for solving the mission.


You can split the main task into smaller subtasks, and brainstorm on questions like:

  • What are some ways the robot could navigate to the Solar Panel?
  • Which type of motorized mechanism can be used to rotate the handle?

Build, program, and test your robot.


Continue working on your robot until you’re ready to complete the mission.

Go for it!


Set up your robot in the base area and send it out for a judged attempt at this mission.

How did you do?


Which badge did you get? If you have time, you can try again to get a better result.

Power is flowing to the outpost… on to your next mission!