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Programmable Robot

Programmable Robot

Purpose of the tool

Learn the basics of programming by entering commands and then run the (computer) program. Students learn sequencing, estimation and problem-solving.

Grade: K,1,2,3,4,5,6

Explanation of the tool

Use the controls in the bottom left corner of the screen to enter commands. There are 4 actions: forwards, backwards, turn left, turn right. Press each of these commands to add them to the memory. You can see the memory on the left side. Press "Reset" to clear the memory.

Press "Start" to run the program. The robot will move according to the program that you've entered.

Choose a background by pressing the blue arrows. Use the background to set a goal and discuss a plan to reach it.

You can also (manually) drag and drop the robot to a specific starting point.