01 Mission Instructions

2. Design: Obstacle Course

Image of a hand-drawn map on lined paper.

Your robot is capable of many things! Today, we are going to try out the motor commands and put your robot through its paces. To do this we will need a simple obstacle course to drive your robot through.

Choose a place in your house with plenty of room for your GoPiGo to maneuver and plan to place your finish line far enough from your robot garage to give yourself a little challenge. Keep your obstacles simple and leave lots of room — your GoPiGo may not be ready for super tight turns, or squeezing behind your couch.

On a piece of paper, sketch your room and mark the place where you will put your robot and garage and mark the finish line with an “X”. Also sketch in any furniture and other obstacles — we will need this information when we start coding!