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Control Robotic Vehicles

Choose a computer science project-on-wheels designed for use with the TI-Innovator™ Rover. Compatible with the TI-Nspire™ CX II or TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator.

On-Ramp to Robotics, Unit 1:
The Mars Rover Challenge (Motion)

Highly recommended for beginners. Apply basic computer science concepts to control the Rover around the base of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars. Average duration: 4 hours.

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Concepts explored

  • Motion commands
  • Variables
  • Loops

Required technology and materials

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II or TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator
  • TI-Innovator™ Rover
  • TI-Innovator™ Hub

 

 

 

 

 

On-Ramp to Robotics, Unit 2:
The Mars Mineral Challenge

Model self-driving vehicles by using the Rover’s sensors to escape a canyon and detect minerals on the surface of Mars. Average duration: 4–6 hours.

Launch TI-Nspire™ CX II activity Launch TI-84 Plus CE activity

Concepts explored

  • Motion commands
  • Variables
  • Loops
  • Use inputs to control outputs

Required technology and materials

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II or TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator
  • TI-Innovator™ Rover
  • TI-Innovator™ Hub

 

 

 



Meet the Tello EDU drone

Coming soon! Take your computer science classes to new heights by challenging students to use a TI graphing calculator to code a drone.
Average duration: 2 hours.

Available January 2023 for the
TI-84 Plus CE and
TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators.

Concepts explored

  • Motion commands
  • Variables
  • Loops

Required technology and materials

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II or TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator
  • Tello EDU drone
  • BBC micro:bit v.2
  • BitMaker board
  • Grove Wi-Fi module

 

 

 

 

 

Borrow TI technology — at no cost!

Know what projects you want to try? Request to borrow the TI technology and all project materials you need for up to 30 days.*

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Meet the Rover

Get to know your TI-Innovator™ Rover. Start with the basic setup, then learn how to program your robotic vehicle using a set of geometry challenges.

Let’s get rolling

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