As PiWars comes closer, CNM HackerSpace has registered and been accepted in the intermediate category. A good portion of the team are new to PiWars and we have varying degrees of experience in programming and design. To get the team onto a similar level we have borrowed a few Dexter GoPiGo 3s to learn how various sensors and motors work.
Our first task as a team was to get our Dexter robots built and moving. Once we all had our robots moving, we started attaching sensors and getting our robots moving based on input from those sensors. The first sensor we messed with was the GoPiGo distance sensor. Below is an image of one of our experiments using that sensor.
Once we got the distance sensor working we added a servo to make distance sensor turn in both directions so we can see which direction is the better direction to go as seen below.