- learn how the motors control the buggy’s movement.
Buggy Motor Simulator :
This is a simple simulator that you can't program in
Use it to learn how the output pins control the buggy movement.
Click here to start the Simulator
Then use Alt/Tab to switch between this page and the simulator
What you have to do:
To show that you have learnt about the motors, draw a square or triangle using the trail
left by the simulated buggy in the simulator below.
Make sure you can get the buggy to:
- Go forwards and backwards
|- Turn to the right:||and left:|
|- Spin clockwise (to the right):||and anti-clockwise:|
Click on a selection of the three the "Left Motor" and "Right Motor" buttons to control the buggy:
|The "Turn text" will show you the motion that the buggy will make / is making:|
|Note: you need to have the Power ON in order for the buggy to move:|
To begin with, set up the motors for
the movement you want BEFORE turning the power on.
Turn it off again to stop the movement.
Later, you should try changing the motor controls leaving the power on.
a square and a triangle like the pictures below without turning the power off at the
It doesn't matter if it's a bit untidy!
Using TURNs to the left
Using Anti-clockwise SPINs
|Extension: Draw a more complicated staircase:|