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CoDrone vs. CoDrone: Bring Out Your Students’ Competitive Spirit and STEM Skills with These Activities


CoDrone vs. CoDrone: Bring Out Your Students’ Competitive Spirit and STEM Skills with These Activities The Robolink CoDrone drone kit is an ideal way to introduce students to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. Students can build and program the drones in teams, learning critical thinking and collaboration skills. Using multiple CoDrone kits in a classroom enables you to create competitions in which each team’s CoDrone can take part. Bring out their competitive spirit with these fun activities that will challenge their programming skills.

Obstacle Course Setting up an obstacle course for the students to either manually guide their CoDrone through or program to find a course by itself can be a fun challenge. Use hoops, tunnels, and other obstacles and see who can navigate a tricky course faster, with a time limit. The students can also be part of building and placing the course obstacles, to keep ideas fresh and engage their creativity. They might run red string across the course to look like lasers and send the drones on a spy mission. For added difficulty, introduce a Robolink Rokit Smart robot kit as part of an obstacle, forcing the pilot to adapt on the fly. They could program the Rokit Smart to wave a long limb through the course, for example. Drone Laser Tag Battles Ready for students to face off in dogfights? Robolink provides a tutorial on how students can program an infra-red (IR) battle, much like laser tag. This skill-based challenge can be done as a free-for-all or in teams. CoDrones will flash and beep each time they are hit and have eight hit


points. After losing all hit points, the CoDrone will turn off its LEDs and land. Robolink offers customization options such as changing hit points, playing a different sound when shooting the IR beam, or doing a celebratory drone dance. Racing the CoDrones This activity can start as a simple race. Set a course, and race two or more drones. Or, there could be obstacles such as hoops or trenches. Unlike the obstacle course, there is no time limit. Instead, it’s about who can go through the course the fastest head-to-head. This is likely better with a controller, either using a phone controller or the CoDrone Pro Arduino controller to test a pilot’s skill. You can use hoops as “checkpoints” that the drones have to fly through on their way to the finish line and must go back through if they miss one. Drone Bowling Finally, a straightforward game: Set up light, plastic bowling pins on a stool and have the pilot try to knock down as many as they can in one pass. Which pilot can knock down the most in a set number of runs? Established in 2012, Robolink’s mission is to encourage students and hobbyists alike to engage with STEM using cute and fun programmable robot kits packed with real tech. Get Robolink robot and drone kits for your classroom at https://www.robolink.com Original Source: http://bit.ly/2WXK8kE

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CoDrone vs CoDrone: Bring Out Your Students Competitive Spirit and STEM Skills with These Activities  

Robolink’s CoDrone drone kit can help students develop a variety of useful STEM skills. They will learn engineering skills by building the d...

CoDrone vs CoDrone: Bring Out Your Students Competitive Spirit and STEM Skills with These Activities  

Robolink’s CoDrone drone kit can help students develop a variety of useful STEM skills. They will learn engineering skills by building the d...

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