Sphero Obstacle Course

posted Nov 9, 2017, 5:54 PM by Patrick Johnson
Last week, students navigated the Sphero robot through an obstacle course! 

Afterwards, we discussed:
How were speed and direction important for navigating the tunnel obstacle?
What forces were involved with Sphero trying to get up the ramp?
What forces were acting on Sphero when it was trying to cross the popsicle sticks? What were the strategies for not getting Sphero stuck?
How did Sphero get through the CD cases? What forces were involved?

Finally, students graphed the 10 fastest times and chose an appropriate scale for their graphs.