Robotics Activities

PenBot Instructions for Lego NXT and NXC Programming Language

Scratch Activities

Spinner Art (Screensaver Program)

1. Have a Sprite that spins stamps itself on stage.
2. Spinning Sprite glides around to random spots around stage - leaving a stamped trail.
3. When "space" key is pressed - the stamp effects clear the stage.

1. When "c" key is pressed - the colors of the Stamper Sprite change.
2. Give use other keys to change the Stamper Sprite's costume.

Sample of Spinner Art Program

Code samples for Spinner Art Program

Balloon Pop Game

1.  Create Balloons that drop from the top of the screen in random order.
2.  Balloons "Pop" when touching the arrow.
3.  When User presses the Space Key, the arrow is shot from the Wizard.
4.  Wizard moves with Space Bar.

1.  Add a variable for Score
2.  Vary the speed of the Balloons.

Scripts for Balloon Pop Game Project
Detailed Instructions for Balloon Pop Game Project

Animation and Dance

Dance Animation Sample Scripts

Mr. Michaud's Example of Mozart's Eine Kliene 1st Movement

Shape Drawing Robot  (Polygon Robot)

1. Create a Sprite.
2. Write scripts that direct your sprite to draw a square, circle, triangle.
3. Create buttons that the user selects to direct the sprite to draw the shapes.
4. Combine the scripts to have the sprite draw a basic house.

1. Use variables to allow the user to change the size of the shapes.
2. Create user interface to allow user to change the number of sides of the shapes to create polygons.
3. Write scripts to allow the robot to draw more complex shapes such as stars and flowers.

Detailed instructions for Polygon Robot Program

Rubric for Grading the Advanced Polygon Robot Program

Example of Advanced Polygon Robot Program

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