Week 1 (6/27-6/30) – Robot Arm Tank Build and Control

Instructions (Part I): Follow pages 16-29 in the build manual for your “Ultimate 2.0 10-in-1 Robot Kit” to build the Robotic Arm Tank. Click here for access to a digital version of the build manual and here for a quick video of the overall build process. An image of the final product is shown below. 

Instructions (Part II): Click here and download the robotic programming application for your Chromebook computer (“mLink for Chromebook). See screenshot below

Instructions (Part II): Carefully view the below general video to learn the basics of the software. 

Instructions (Part III): Launch the software and choose the “mBlock block-based editor” option. See screenshot below. 

Instructions (Part IV): Plug your bluetooth dongle into the USB port of your computer as shown below.

Instructions (Part V): Click here and follow the instructions carefully for connecting to your “Ultimate 2.0” robot using USB and using Bluetooth. Make sure you are able to connect to your robot both ways. See screenshot below for device choice selection. 

Instructions (Part VI): Once you have chosen your correct device, you must add the “mBlocks 3 Blocks” extension to access all the required programming block options. See screenshots below for extension additions. Additionally, click here for a short video tutorial on adding the Ultimate 2.0 device and extensions needed to find the blocks shown below. 

Instructions (Part VII): Reference the above video and recreate the below program which will allow you to remote control your “Robotic Arm Tank”. Again, ensure that you can connect via USB and bluetooth. Alternatively, click here to download the below program which can upload into the program interface. 

Instructions (VIII): Record a video of you controlling your “Robotic Arm Tank” via bluetooth and and share it below. Type your first name(s) in the “Subject” area. A QR code is provided below for ease of upload. 

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