Sphero Robot

Don't forget to log your progress every day.  

Artifacts:  Videos of your coding progress--uploaded to classroom in the ARTIFACTS assignment.  You should work on the project for the full 8 days.  The number of contraptions created will depend on the intricacy of the contraptions. 

Your Tasks:
1.  Experiment with the Sphero to see what it does.
2. Code the Sphero to follow the maze.
3.  Code the Sphero to follow another maze.
4.  Sphero Snow Plow---Using found materials around the classroom, build a plow or grabber.  Start from the beginning of the maze.  Put a golf/ping pong ball(snow) on every other piece of tape in the middle of the maze.  Program your Sphero to move each snowball from its piece of tape to the next piece of tape.  Start with one and if you have time, you will continue to program to move 3 in each maze.  The sphero should complete the entire process with one push of the start button.  
5.  Color Maze--put out 4 pieces of colored paper on the floor.  Code the sphero to go to that color, blink the color, dance/celebrate, and say the color before moving to the next piece of paper.  
6.  Block Knock Down--Set up black foam blocks at the corners/turns of the maze.  Program the Sphero to circle the block, say "Got Ya", and then knock down the block before moving to the next one at the next corner.  

(If you have your own idea for a project with the Sphero, you may do that instead after having it approved by Mrs. Pennington.)

Resources:
Please find and utilize at least one website to understand how to use the Sphero robot.  Use an index card to document what you have learned. 



We have Mrs. Sudkamp's Sphero Spark.  

You are allowed to spend up to 2 days just learning how to drive it, but then you must spend your time working on a task such as coding to follow a path.  


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