Stage 1. The first chassi kit construction. Click to learn more

Introduction to the preparation plan. The rules for the Elementary Category in the WRO 2017 competition. Developing a strategy for the completion of certain missions of the task. Laying down the list of requirements to the robot. Choosing the arrangement of the robot components, the type of chassi and its propeller type. Considering the types […]

Stage 2. The geometry of a robot. Linear motion. Click to learn more

Putting dead weight instead of a manipulator. Measuring the key robot parameters. Programming movement for a fixed distance. The timer program – the key tool in the analysis of program execution time. The speed parameters of a robot. The analysis of the movement precision with different speed settings. Smooth acceleration and braking. The speed and […]

Stage 3. Precise turns. Click to learn more

The types of precise turns. The geometry of a chassi kit. The turn of the first type. The turn of the second type. Circular motion with a fixed radius. Inaccurate turns and how to prevent them. Movement along a route with 90° turns. Calculating the maximum velocity of the precise turns. Aligning with the borders […]

Stage 4. Completing the first missions. Click to learn more

Analysing the field of the competition and choosing the easiest missions. The route to take for the first tasks. Building a beam-manipulator for toy animals’ transfer. Writing a program for the movement along a route using the rotation sensor. Dividing a route into some sections. Creating MyBlocks for each section of the route. Calculating the […]

Stage 5. Navigation using one colour sensor. Click to learn more

Determining the route sections where a colour sensor is needed. Choosing the optimal position and the height for colour and light sensor installation. Using the field grid for navigation. Stopping at coloured sections. Using the field grid for navigation. Finding the front and the back edge of the line. Moving along the grid lines. The […]

Stage 6. Motion using one sensor. Click to learn more

Passing the grid points using one colour sensor. The relay and P-controller. Following curves of various curvatures using one colour sensor. The relay and P-controller. Following the route using one colour sensor. Modifying MyBlocks. Analysing time expenses on different route sections. Setting up the program for maximum efficiency and stability.

Stage 7. Navigation using two colour sensors. Click to learn more

Optimizing the position and height for the second colour and light sensor installation. Aligning on the borders of coloured areas and lines using two colour sensors. Moving along lines using two colour sensors. Passing the grid points using two colour sensors. The relay and P-controller. Following curves of various curvatures using two colour sensors. The […]

Stage 8. The manipulator construction. Object layout in specific areas. Click to learn more

Choosing an optimal construction type. The analysis of possible variants. Constructing a manipulator for laying the cubes out. Writing a program for the manipulator. The calibration. Creating MyBlock with the parameters of the manipulator. The layout zone optimization. The machinery for deceleration of an object. The performance strategy in a task with a fixed object […]

Stage 9. Counting objects. Click to learn more

The ways of object detection in the areas. Using two sensors for a simultaneous scanning of two positions. Detecting objects using a contact sensor. Detecting objects using an ultrasonic distance sensor. Detecting objects using an infrared sensor. Detecting objects using a colour and light sensor. Constructing a ‘smart’ manipulator with two sensors. Testing the stability […]

Stage 10. Programming a ‘smart’ bumper. Click to learn more

The algorithms for processing data from two or more sensors. Logical data type operators. Writing and testing the program for the object layout according to the number of animals. MyBlock for the manipulator. Writing the whole program for all the missions. Updating MyBlocks.