Looking Ahead



From this point on, students will be working with the Lego Mindstorms™ Robotics Invention System, a versatile robotics kit that can be used to build and program many different robots. Insights that your students have gained from working the Wall Hugging Mouse will help them reason about and solve more advanced problems as they move to this more sophisticated system. The next activity provides a transition from the “mechanical logic” of the Mouse to a system that uses digital programming to operate and control a vehicle. Students will then continue to learn programming concepts that will enable them to write successively more powerful and flexible programs. They will also add different kinds of sensors, allowing them to create true robots that can obtain and respond to inputs from the environment and behave autonomously, under the control of programs  written by students using the Robotics Invention System software.


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