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Brandy bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 08:46:17 -0700
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I created a maze for my students and let them go at it.  One student choose to 
use a touch sensor, which was a good idea.  Now the maze had the robot traveling 
1 right turn, two left turns, and then a right to finish the maze. ( On average 
this maze took 1.5 hours to program for each group.)  The student ended up using 
a timer on the loop, allotting the loops enough time to run until they finished 
their task and moving on to the next loop.   Not bad for a brand new programmer 
:)
  But surely, there has to be a away to make the loops count themselves. How 
would you tell the robot, after each touch, count it, then stop after you reach 
"x" touches?  

I am really trying to wrap my head around the wires.  I know there is a logic 
and a math block that would possible to use for this idea, but that I can't seem 
to figure out how to wire it up. 

    Any help to this end would be greatly appreciated! 
(Also to the coach and his son that was considering an advanced robotic 
programming class on-line , I'm still eagerly awaiting that news on that seminar 
set :)
Regards, 
Brandy

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