03 Mission Instructions

Your mission is to develop a robot that mimics how an animal responds to light in its environment.

For additional Biomimcry resources, check out the GoBox course summary page. 

2. Design

Brainstorm a list of three animals that respond to the amount of light in their environment. Be specific — think about exactly what these animals do in light or dark situations. 

Next, choose one of these animals to model with your GoPiGo. Of the three animals you brainstormed, which one do you think you can best model with a robot?

Create a sketch of your creature before you build it and label the parts. 

Think about what you already know how to do with the GoPiGo – moving forwards and backwards, stopping and starting, blinking the LEDs. Keep your plan simple to start. Add to your research table with the behavior your robot will mimic.