Geometric Bot Task
Sam and Jelissa : programmers/testers
Aisha and Abby: problem solvers.
Test run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waP0_dCD6VU
Our task was to take our robot Dash and direct him around a right angle triangle with the measurements 2.3 meters and 1.8meters and 2.92. Meters. Once tasked we were able to do this….
During the presentation to the class we ended up being tied with about three other bots out of six. We were in the middle of the pack. Our robot was right on, on the first line. Then on the second line we were about 5 centimeters away from the line and we ended 5 centimeters short. Finally on the hypotenuse, we were almost right on the dot where we started.
Jelissa and Sam worked on the programming with dash. We worked together to try and program dash to go around the triangle with our measurements but ended up realizing that wasn’t going to work and had to use guesswork and variables while dealing with dash.
It was challenging dealing with dash he decides when not being told what to do he wanders and does whatever making it hard to decide how and when to start a test when you can't really angle him.
During programming we found out that their was no way to get the exact measurements, we could only go by 15’s but the angles weren’t all 15’s. When we tried to make the bot go back to the starting point it wouldn’t go back because the angle was inbetween 15. The bot had to end on either side of the starting point.
Aisha and Abby were the problem solvers. The first thing we did was made the 90 degree angle. The angles that created that degree were 1.80m and 2.30m. Once we did that, we needed to figure out what the what length the hypotenuse was. We squared 1.80m and got 3.24. Then we squared 2.30m and got 5.29. We added both of the numbers together and ended up with 8.53. After we found the square root of that, the last angle was 2.92.