Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Point, Pivot, Swing!


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.

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?

Experiment M3 from Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles Activities Module Lab Book

<i>Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles</i> Activities Module 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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