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Cruise Control

Experiment #C5 from Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles


During this activity, students explore one of the more popular safety features found in cars today, cruise control. Students use the Ultrasonic Sensor and the Line-Follower Sensor simultaneously to simulate Adaptive Cruise Control. Students also learn how to use subroutines to simplify their programs.


  • Practice writing, running, and troubleshooting mBot code.
  • Apply an understanding of the mBot Ultrasonic and Line-Follower Sensors to mimic realworld safety features in newer cars.
  • Learn how to simplify code by using subroutines.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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This experiment is #C5 of Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles. The experiment in the book includes student instructions as well as instructor information for set up, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.

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