Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Give mBot Some Personality

Introduction

In this activity, students program their mBot with a unique set of beeps, light flashes, and movements to give their robot its own personality. Students learn how to use the "define" block to simplify their code.

NOTE In this activity, students are presented with a scenario designed to engage their creativity and challenge their coding skills; step-by-step directions are not included as the activity is intended for students who are familiar with programming mBot using the mBlock Blockly app.

Objectives

  • Write code to add personality or personalize mBot.
  • Create user-defined blocks using "define" blocks from the Blocks palette.
  • Troubleshoot coding issues when problems arise.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles

See other experiments from the lab book.

C1Manual Drive
C2Obstacle Avoidance
C3Guided Navigation
C4Safety Features
C5Cruise Control
C6Driving Outside the Lines
C7Security and Emergency Systems
C8Autonomous Parking and mBot-to-mBot Communication
C9Changing Lanes
M1Driving mBot
M2Teaching mBot to Drive by Itself
M3Point, Pivot, Swing!
M4Simplifying with Loops
M5Watch the Road
M6Walk the Line
M7Avoiding Obstacles
M8Use Your Lights!
M9Sounds and Security Systems
M10Driving Safely
M11Autonomous Parking
M12Put mBot to Work
M13Give mBot Some Personality

Experiment M13 from Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles Lab Book

<i>Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles</i> book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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