An extension kit is available for the mBots. These provide a number of other sensors and output devices we can investigate. The extension kits contain the following items;
So we have a bunch of devices that are all compatible with the mBot and have corresponding blocks. Try them out and see what you can get them to do. Ultimately what you are trying to do is make something happen in response to some sort of input. Here are the blocks for all of the input devices and output devices you can use.
- On-board Ultrasonic Rangefinder
- On-board Line Follower
- On-board Light Sensor
- On-board button
- Light Sensor
- PIR Motion Sensor
- Onboard Colour Change LED
- On-board Motors
- On-board Speaker
- External LED Array
- 4-digit Display
See what weird and wonderful combinations you can come up with.
Next time we will investigate the wonders of the Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits. The Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits will allow us to investigate the other important part of robotics; building a robot chassis. This is the basis of the second series on robotics.
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