An accompanying robotics course is provided free of charge and allows learners to complete a range of tasks with increasing levels of difficulty, building their understanding of robotics
and programming as they progress up to full maze solving.
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Program the robot to drive the motors with a specific speed and direction so that shapes, such as a square, circle or spiral are made.
Use the eight green LEDs on the front of the robot to produce interesting and creative visual effects.
Use on-board switches and LEDs to understand inputs, outputs and binary operation.
Send a text message to the LCD panel on the front of the robot and display it, including multi-line messages.
Use the light sensor to measure the light level, or adjust the illumination of the LEDs to the ambient light.
Use the on-board light sensor to drive the buggy towards a light source.
Use the on-board line sensors to follow a black line on a white background. Extend the exercise with various markings on the line following mat.
Use the on-board push buttons to execute specific tasks, including an up/down binary counter.
Produce a status panel on the display showing the values of sensors, etc.
Develop an app that controls the robot using the tilt sensor in your mobile phone/tablet.
Use the left hand wall-following technique to solve a simple maze.
Use the loudspeaker and on-board digital signal processor to play musical notes.
Put your favourite songs onto the SD card and use the robot as a mobile DJ.
Create a spying device which drives to a location, records some speech, drives back and then plays the recorded speech.
Use the input mic on the robot to make it dance to some music.
Also available is the Formula AllCode racing mat. This is an A2 sized mat which allows you to complete many of the Formula AllCode challenges detailed in the robotics course detailed above.