Case 24 - Robotic Ant (II)

Case 24 - Robotic Ant (II)


Part 1   Objective

Write a program to make Robotic Ant turn.


Part 2   Preparation

  • Mechanical parts and electronic modules of Robotic Ant

  • USB cable (Type-B) x 1

  • Computer with network access x 1

Follow the building steps to build Robotic Ant. Install the MegaPi encoder/DC motor drivers on MegaPi, connect the motors to the motor ports on MegaPi by using the motor cables, connect MegaPi to the computer by using the USB cable, open mBlock 5 (PC client, web version, or mobile app), click +add, select Ultimate 2.0 from Device Library, click Connect, and select the Upload mode.


Part 3   Programming

In Upload mode, when Ultimate 2.0 (MegaPi) starts up, Robotic Ant stops moving and starts turning left and right 2 seconds later. Robotic Ant turns left for 3 seconds and then turns right for 3 seconds, and repeats this process.


Part 4   Practice

Try to add moving forward and backward to the program to make Robotic Ant move forward, backward, left and right, looking like it is dancing.

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