TBot success at Robocup Regionals

imageFor the last 7 weeks I’ve been mentoring 13 kids aged 6 to 14. We’ve been programming 5 TBot’s to dance to music and solve a rescue maze challenge. The kids did very well at Regionals 3 weeks ago- 2 qualified for Nationals!  The kids started by learning how to program in Scratch and then used 12Blocks to:
- solve complex problems with state machines, functions and variables
- wirelessly load and debug their programs
- control the TBot’s geared/encoder motors
- manipulate additional servos and led’s connected via an expansion port
- react to the environment with TBot’s 5 line sensors, microphone and 6 proximity sensors