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Simple Programming Exercises Using Programming Software

VEX IQ Curriculum - Smart Machines

Simple Programming Using Programming Software


Before you complete any of the exercises below, you will need to:
1. RETURN THE DRIVER CONTROL PROGRAM TO ITS DEFAULT SETTINGS.
2. Become familiar with your programming software. Specifically, you should be able to open and use your programming software, save custom programs, connect your programming computer to your VEX IQ robot, successfully transfer custom programs to your Robot Brain, and run custom programs after they are transferred. Your teacher will decide the best way to get you comfortable with your programming software.

Possible Programming Exercises with Bumper Switch & Smart Motors:

1. Robot backs up autonomously to a wall until one or both of the bumper switches on the Autopilot Robot is/ are activated by the wall, stopping the robot.
2. Teacher-created exercise.

Possible Programming Exercises with Touch LED Sensor & Smart Motors:

1. Robot drives autonomously forward 5 motor revolutions with Touch LED glowing green.
2. LED starts out red. Tap Touch LED, it glows green and robot drives forward autonomously. Tap LED again to change it back to red and robot stops.
3. Teacher-created exercise.

Possible Programming Exercises with Distance Sensor & Smart Motors:

1. Robot drives autonomously toward a wall. Robot stops driving 6 inches from wall.
2. Robot drives autonomously toward a wall. Robot stops driving 6 inches from wall, then backs up 5 motor revolutions in return direction.
3. Teacher-created exercise.

Possible Programming Exercises with Color Sensor & Smart Motors:

1. Robot drives autonomously forward when Color Sensor is shown a green card. Robot stops when Color Sensor is shown a red card.
2. Robot drives autonomously forward when Color Sensor is shown a green card. Robot drives autonomously backwards when Color Sensor is shown a blue card. Robot stops when Color Sensor is shown a red card.
3. Teacher-created exercise.

Possible Programming Exercises with Gyro Sensor & Smart Motors:

1. Robot drives autonomously forward 5 motor revolutions, then spins 180 degrees and stops.
2. Robot spins 90 degrees, then pauses for 5 seconds, then spins another 90 degrees, then pauses another 5 seconds, and keeps repeating the pattern until program is stopped.
3. Teacher-created exercise.






























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