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On Ramp to Robotics Unit 2 (Sensing): Mars Mineral Challenge for the TI-Nspire CX

On Ramp to Robotics Unit 2 (Sensing): Mars Mineral Challenge for the TI-Nspire CX

Publisher: Texas Instruments Inc.

Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic: Computer ScienceSTEM

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In On-Ramp to Robotics Unit 2 – Sensing students will learn about the relationships between inputs (sensing) and outputs (motors, LED's, sounds) by utilizing the built-in sensors on the hub and rover.

Search the surface of Mars for mineral deposits.

Students explore the fundamentals of using sensors to control a robotic vehicle.

 

Sensing distance, color and light intensity

Measurement and units

Angles and the Unit Circle

Feedback and control

Coding concepts:

  Loops

  Conditional Statements

  Variables

  Motion Commands

 

Skill Builder 1: Brightness Sensor

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example programs  TI-Nspire file  link

 

Skill Builder 2: Distance Ranger

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example programs   TI-Nspire File  link

 

Skill Builder 3: Color Sensor/Mars Mineral Challenge

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example programs   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

 

Setting up

NEW September 2019: Update your TI-Nspire CX family handheld, TI-Nspire computer software and TI-Innovator sketch link

 

 

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

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