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Winning Design!: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition, Second Edition by James Jeffrey Trobaugh

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© James Jeffrey Trobaugh 2017

James Jeffrey Trobaugh, Winning Design!, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2105-1_6

6. Squaring Up

James Jeffrey Trobaugh

(1)Roswell, Georgia, USA

Squaring Up

After learning about going straight and turning, you’re now able to give your robot just enough information to get seriously lost on the game field. No matter how well your robot navigates in any direction, it won’t take long before it loses track of where it is facing. This is just the nature of LEGO robots; they’re never going to be consistently accurate without a little help and some realignment.

When your robot starts running a few missions, you’ll notice that after just a few navigation changes, such as going straight, turning 90 degrees, going straight again, and then ...

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