Turning Exercise Part 1

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1) To make your robot turn sharply, have the steering on the <Move Steering Block> block set to 100. Set the wheel rotations to 1.

2) The wheels make 1 rotation. How far does the robot turn?

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Hint: Place your robot on the center of intersecting lines. Line up your wheel axle with one of the lines.

The wheels rotate
The robot turns

3) The wheels make 2 rotations. Estimate (guess) how far the robot will turn.

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Now program the robot with 2 wheel rotations. How far does the robot turn?

4) The wheels make 4 rotations. Estimate again: how far will the robot turn?

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Now program the robot with 4 wheel rotations. How far does the robot turn?

5) Challenge:
The wheels make 1.5 rotations. Do you know how far the robot will turn? Write down what you think.

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Now program the robot with 1.5 wheel rotations. How far does the robot turn?


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