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On-Ramp to Robotics Unit 1 (Motion) with Mars Rover Challenge for TI-Nspire CX

On-Ramp to Robotics Unit 1 (Motion) with Mars Rover Challenge for TI-Nspire CX

Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic: Computer ScienceMathematicsSTEM

Tags 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.

Navigate Rover around the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars

Learn the fundamentals of robotic vehicles

Angles and the Unit Circle

Proportion and Scale

Distance, Rate and Time

Measurement and Units

Motor Control

Coding Concepts

  For Loops

  Motion Commands

 

See a video example from a classroom on Youtube: http://bit.ly/2r1oUTH 

 

Overview

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Skill Builder 1: Moving Forward

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example programs   TI-Nspire File  link

 

Skill Builder 2: Turning

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Download example programs   TI-Nspire File  link

 

Skill Builder 3: Turtle Drive

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Download example programs   TI-Nspire File  link

 

Mars Olympus Mons Final Challenge

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Download Student Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example answer key   PDF link

Download example program   TI-Nspire File  link

 

Print Mars Map and Grid

Download zipped file PDF's and instructions  link

 

 

Learn to do the project yourself 

Download Learn to do the project PDF  link

 

 

See other projects at www.TIstemProjects.com

Contact stem-team@ti.com with questions or comments about the project.

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