Challenge: Incline Plane Challenge

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Challenge Name:                     Incline Plane Challenge

Participants:                            Team

Objective:                                To move up and down the ramp three times using one light sensor

Points Possible:                       100

Rules and Procedures: 
  1. The robot should start on the flat surface.
  2. It will then drive onto the ramp (incline plane) and cross the first black line. 
  3. It will detect the black line near the top of the ramp and reverse. 
  4. It will then detect the black line near the bottom of the ramp and reverse. 
  5. It needs to move up and down between the black lines 3 times. 
  6. At the end it needs to exit the ramp and stop near it’s starting position.
  7. You can use one light sensor and two motors.
  8. You must complete the entire objective in less than two minutes.


Grading Guide: 
  1. You get 3 attempts to do the challenge correctly for full points
  2. Each attempt past the first 3 costs you 10% of the points
  1. You can practice as much as you want. 
  2. Tell your instructor when you are ready to make an official attempt.
  3. It may be helpful to practice on a flat surface with two black parallel lines at your table.
  4. Be sure your robot design will climb the ramp
  5. You can slow your robot down using gears
  6. If your wheels are slipping you may want to clean your wheels or the surface of the incline plane.
  7. The robot can just reverse each time it sees the black line.  The robot does not need to “turn around”.
  8. The ramp should be at least 16 inches wide and about 3 feet long.  The black lines should be about 6 inches from each end.  Use black electrical tape for the lines.  The angle of tilt should be about 25 to 40 degrees.
  9. The Robot does not need to turn around, it can just reverse each time it detects the line.
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