Robot on a Mission
In this activity, students plan and build a path to direct Dash to move to a specific object on a grid map.
- Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Preparation time: 8-10 minutes
- Technology: Windows, Mac or Chromebooks with a Chrome web browser, Internet access, Dash robot
- Materials: Objects, tape, 8-16 printed grid tiles Download Grid Tile Document
Step by Step Prep
Place the printed grid tiles together on a hard and flat surface and tape their edges to secure it in place.
Tip: If you are doing this activity on a tabletop or an elevated surface, block the edges to prevent robots from falling.
Tip: If you don’t have access to a printer, you can draw a grid map on a large sheet of paper or use masking tape to build a grid on the floor.
Once your map is ready, place a few items such as toys on different spots on the map.
Tip: You can use any object, draw or write something on the map.
Select a starting point for your robot, place it on the map and start using the coding environment to make your robot move to different items on the map.
Tip: To make this fun, build a story around the objects on your map and give Dash a specific mission to accomplish.