Dash Coding STEAM Challenge!

posted Apr 3, 2016, 6:12 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Apr 3, 2016, 6:15 PM ]
On Friday, students participated in a STEAM challenge involving Dash the robot from Wonder Workshop.

First students were given the parameters of the challenge. Note that Dash needed to complete all movements on the mat.

Next students created code in the Blocky App. For many students, this was their first time using the Blocky app. Previous experience with block coding made for an easy transition using the app.

Finally students tested their code by connecting their iPad to Dash. Students then revised their code based on Dash's performance (for example if Dash moved off the mat or moved contrary to their expectations, students searched for the problem in their code and revised it).