Outputs: Smart Motor Observations


Part 1: Outputs – Smart Motor Observations


  1. Form groups of 4 students per VEX IQ kit.
  2. Open the Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher tablet application on your tablet.
  3. Use the table of contents to select 5.1 Testbed. Remember that you can compress the table of contents to view the full screen by selecting the left arrow pair at the top of the screen.
  4. Follow the directions in Inventor Publisher Viewer to build the testbed.
    1. ### Connect the following:
      1. Battery to Robot Brain
      2. Smart Cable to each of the Smart Motors; push connectors until a “click” is heard
      3. Smart Cables from Smart Motors to ports 1 and 6 of Robot Brain (order does not matter); push connectors until a “click” is heard


  1. Start the preloaded Sensors program.
    1. Turn on the Controller by pressing the external image 5602dadaeb794d2bb22d34fe06212fe1.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76Akey.
    2. Turn on the Robot Brain by selecting the “external image 81e77d96fe9b4ab6888bdbc35d18b610.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A”.
    3. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Demos list of programs.
    4. Select the “external image ef21fd5ee8564778b85a30c818bd92fb.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to open the list.
    5. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Sensors program.
    6. Select the “external image 6e671fe2e47b4130a023358abc11fbed.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to select “Run”.


    1. Move the left (“A”) joystick fully forward (away from you) and observe the wheel/motor assembly plugged into port 1. [Direction of rotation and speed]
    2. Move the left (“A”) joystick fully backward (toward you) and observe the wheel/motor assembly plugged into port 1.
    3. Slowly move the left (“A”) joystick forward and backward and observe the wheel/motor movement.
    4. Record your results.
    5. Now repeat the same sequence (steps 7-9), but use the right (“D”) joystick.
    6. Turn off the Robot Brain by pressing and holding the external image 410f14caeaec40e98aaca75c8100db9c.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A button. Notice that the Controller turns off when the brain is turned off.
    7. Record your results.

      Part 2: Inputs – Bumper Switch

      1. Form groups of 4.
      2. Ensure that the battery is connected to the Robot Brain.
      3. Connect the following:
        1. Move the Smart Cable from port 1 to 4 of Robot Brain.
        2. Remove the other Smart Motor cable from the Robot Brain.
        3. Connect a Smart Cable to Bumper Switch and to port 2 of Robot Brain.


  1. Start the preloaded Sensors program.
    1. Turn on the Controller by pressing the external image b18c39adfbe4453eaa327479f9783b78.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A key.
    2. Turn on the Robot Brain by selecting the “external image 13a4d08c41494cb6b49028209448a350.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A”.
    3. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Demos list of programs.
    4. Select the “external image eed5827f16324633b0e4118e5ac57f81.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to open the list.
    5. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Sensors program.
    6. Select the “external image 63a4c2d6d7ba4263b6343e991fed1f5d.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to select “Run”.


  1. Locate the “R” buttons on the front of the controller in front of the right joystick.
  2. Press the top “R” button. Observe the wheel/motor movement and record your results.
  3. Press the bottom “R” button. Observe the wheel/motor movement and record your results.
  4. Press and hold the Bumper Switch down.
  5. Press the top “R” button. Observe the wheel/motor movement and record your results.
  6. Press the bottom “R” button. Observe the wheel/motor movement and record your results.
  7. Release the Bumper Switch.
  8. Experiment pressing the controller buttons and the Bumper Switch.
  9. Turn off the Robot Brain by pressing and holding the external image 2004f484ae9d49aaba1d7c3d813f6397.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTEwODUyMzA3fX19XX0_&Signature=MUaRjgrnFdF0lftfUHQ0lsylGRpZMq8ija-VWwJNnAuQ3BPA3ZI0Ru96AtWcWJhYLxuscdhNjjh-CUa9HmNv9iXCD%7EiEG14nsUgjWUvinwW9WKK%7EY6EUc8L-2syB9hGWL5IEkPPAaKY2mheRmPScsIinCaNie2axRVdEyjSYkATyh8bBkyQ-n%7EwtMp3kwl48EO%7EdxRlFKY2zK15UXUNTxAkkGsvis2JsAaJtleqA%7EMaGkaTdjZuGp4iRx94JgKz3SKRcqCCdKFrYAq6oXehBdQqvmrbNf3zmf8ApuIEli9S73aphNzmo4c4RNOBBQDOSRlW1ScVUlw8j-kMGDVyk%7EQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A button.
  10. Record your results.

Part 3: Inputs – Touch LED


  1. Form groups of 4.
  2. Ensure that the battery is connected to the Robot Brain.


Connect the following:


    1. Remove the Bumper Switch cable from the Robot Brain.
    2. Remove the Smart Motor cable from port 4 of the Robot Brain.
    3. Connect Smart Cable for Smart Motors to ports 1 and 6 of Robot Brain.
    4. Connect Smart Cable by connecting Touch LED to any other port of Robot Brain.


Start the preloaded Sensors program.Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.


    1. Turn on the Controller by pressing the external image ca8009c7b47842d2861a09b226ad36bd.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76Akey.
    2. Turn on the Robot Brain by selecting the “external image becbf8ef266a46a7a39b4e5f4b2ec5a8.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A”.
    3. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Demos list of programs.
    4. Select the “external image 18fe3ab08a4f4992b991e0d2c3506c4b.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to open the list.
    5. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Sensors program.
    6. Select the “external image a6e6de0b180941d99d8a84be22d58623.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to select “Run”.
    7. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
    8. Touch the top of the Touch LED.
    9. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
    10. Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.
    11. Touch the top of the Touch LED again.
    12. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
    13. Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.
    14. Turn off the Robot Brain by pressing the external image ce70a0c0a9af4ba58d7774fb0bcc5cd3.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A button.
    15. Record your observations.

Part 4: Inputs – Color Sensor


  1. Form groups of 4.
  2. Ensure that the battery is connected to the Robot Brain.
  3. Confirm that the Smart Cables for the Smart Motors are connected to ports 1 and 6 of Robot Brain.
  4. Connect the following:Turn on the Controller by pressing the external image 6289ad0f057d480ba00995f0bed820bd.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A key.
  5. Connect Smart Cable for Color Sensor to any other port of Robot Brain.
  6. Start the preloaded Sensors program.Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.
  7. Turn on the Controller by pressing the external image 7baade32d58d4cd9b719bbd4a819a36b.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A key.
  8. Turn on the Robot Brain by selecting the “external image 32bb75c54fac464c8359c95006f60061.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A”.
  9. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Demos list of programs.
  10. Select the “external image 95cc491c096c47c4a4fa6d77c3d2b824.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to open the list.
  11. Use the up and down arrow keys on the brain to highlight the preloaded Sensors program.
  12. Select the “external image 5a99ba18ca364509a9331556e821b847.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A” again to select “Run”.
  13. Interact with the RED block.
  14. Slide the RED block under the color sensor.
  15. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
  16. Touch the top of the Touch LED.
  17. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
  18. Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.
  19. Interact with the GREEN block.Turn off the Robot Brain by pressing the external image 8816582b19a54c339902b530b0d6de50.png?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOiBbeyJSZXNvdXJjZSI6ICJodHRwczovL2QyNnpmZXNpazY3eWprLmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0LzRkYWQ2NGU0NjQxOTQ4OGRhMWZhODI0MzMzZjcwZmExLzQyZGViZjFhOWQ2M2I4ZTMyMWJiMDBmZWZkMjRmMDk4LyoiLCAiQ29uZGl0aW9uIjogeyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOiB7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOiAxNTExODI5MzQ5fX19XX0_&Signature=nFZuvFsPoMMzF3V7bDixElpeJxPRzsy4yP2%7ELILTxot-FSzwnI8sillgBDp2frPYeJgpU3kVMCReyP2xRIxIKhmMepIkbowtaeBPYY0pqUZ7s9tbnoRoqbgtMP4w4JY9V3X0yzJ2mP6h7FRvx0ISbhC%7EBdPzcQbHM1I%7ER2T9eS7fcTQnMq-liOKeGI71dz2wDaCSdwPRES8gMM5hpwWlUEkMXQ8jghXeVhsjd%7EsOlbpjwBrMt54snXZtezq-1ZNwnmE9YcbiY-BBVYGb9wRXprd5GxKVaE47A%7EXsS%7E6pNDe5E%7Eo8%7EAlJvWiw-IdX6VK%7E8xVJiAUGP3iPzXOY-ByeFw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJY4Y3HIBJJ7SJ76A button.
  20. Slide the GREEN block under the color sensor.
  21. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
  22. Touch the top of the Touch LED.
  23. Observe the color of the Touch LED.
  24. Experiment with the joysticks to control wheel movement.
  25. Record your observations.
  26. Disassemble the testbed and then return the parts to the proper kit.

Robot links





Robot links


Research a Robot
  1. Name of the robot and type of robot
  2. Creator of the robot, the location, year
  3. Description of the robot
  4. Picture of the robot (Take a screenshot to capture a picture of the robot)



Typing Practice:
typing.com/student/login


Proper Keyboard Finger Placement
Proper Keyboard Finger Placement


Enrichment Activities

http://www.abcya.com/fifth_grade_computers.htm



http://studio.code.org/sections/ZHSWFA