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Point, Pivot, Swing!

Experiment #M3 from Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles


In this activity, students explore the differences between point, pivot, and swing turns. In each case, mBot requires slightly different code.


  • Write an mBot program using the mBlock Blockly app.
  • Learn to differentiate different types of turns.
  • Learn how to code point, pivot, and swing turns.
  • Practice writing code and troubleshooting when problems arise.

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