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  • General

    Welcome to this course!
    • Lesson 1 - What is a robot?

      Learn what a robot is, where robots are used, and the parts of a robot.

    • Lesson 2 - Makeblock mBot

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      Learn about the Makeblock mBot, an educational robot for kids.

    • Lesson 3 - Assemble robot

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      • The activity Lesson 2 Video - Makeblock mBot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 2 Project - mBlock Programming App is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 2 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 2 Graded Project - Robot sensors is marked complete

      Learn how to assemble the mBot and things to pay attention to when assembling the robot.

    • Lesson 4 - Test your robot

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      • The activity Lesson 3 Video - Assemble robot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 3 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 3 Graded Project - Assemble robot is marked complete

      Learn how to run the default programs on the mBot using the remote control or onboard button.

    • Lesson 5 - Connecting your robot to mBlock

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      • The activity Lesson 4 Video - Test your robot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 4 Project - Remote control mode is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 4 Project - Obstacle avoidance mode is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 4 Project - Line follower mode is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 4 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 4 Discussion - Sensor problems is marked complete

      Learn how to connect your mBot to the mBlock programming app.

    • Lesson 6 - Move forward and backward

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      • The activity Lesson 5 Video - Connecting your robot to mBlock is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 5 Project - Connecting to mBlock is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 5 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 5 Graded Project - Loading and Saving projects is marked complete

      Learn how to program your mBot to move forward and backward.

    • Lesson 7 - Turn left and right

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      • The activity Lesson 6 Video - Move forward and backward is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 6 Project - Move forward and backward is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 6 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 6 Graded Project - Speed, Distance, and Time is marked complete

       Learn how to program your robot to turn left and right.

    • Lesson 8 - Driving straight

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      • The activity Lesson 7 Video - Turn left and right is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 7 Project - Turn left and right is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 7 Project - Draw a square is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 7 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 7 Graded Project - Keyboard controlled robot is marked complete

      Learn how to make your robot drive in a straight line.

    • Lesson 9 - Big and Small Turns

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      • The activity Lesson 8 Video - Driving straight is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 8 Project - Drive in a straight line is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 8 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 8 Graded Project - Forward and backward forever is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 8 Discussion - Motor problems is marked complete

      Learn how to make big and small turns on the mBot robot.

    • Lesson 10 - Maze Runner (I)

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      • The activity Lesson 9 Video - Big and Small Turns is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 9 Project - Big and small turns is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 9 Project - Drive in a circle is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 9 Quiz is marked complete

      Learn how to program your robot to go through a maze without falling off.

    • Lesson 11 - Maze Measurement

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      • The activity Lesson 10 Video - Maze Runner (I) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 10 Project - Trial and Error Maze (1) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 10 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 10 Graded Project - Trial and Error Maze (2) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 10 Discussion - Trial and Error Maze Runner is marked complete

      Learn how to measure mazes, making it easier to program the mBot.

    • Lesson 12 - Turn by degrees

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      • The activity Lesson 11 Video - Maze Measurement is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 11 Project - Distance covered in 1 second is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 11 Project - Measured maze is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 11 Quiz is marked complete

      Learn how to turn your robot by degrees e.g. 45, 90, and 135 degrees.

    • Lesson 13 - Make your own block

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      • The activity Lesson 12 Video - Turn by degrees is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 12 Project - Degrees is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 12 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 12 Discussion - Accurate turns is marked complete

      Learn how to make your own robotic functions such as driving for a certain distance and turning by a specified degree.

    • Lesson 14 - Maze Runner (2)

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      • The activity Lesson 13 Video - Make your own block is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 13 Project - Forward function is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 13 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 13 Graded Project - Turn functions is marked complete

      Learn how to arrange the maze pieces including the T3/T4 pieces.

    • Lesson 15 - Controlling LEDs

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      • The activity Lesson 14 Video - Maze Runner (2) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 14 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 14 Graded Project - Maze Runner (1) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 14 Graded Project - Maze Runner (2) is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 14 Graded Project - Maze Runner (3) is marked complete

      Learn how to control the LEDs on the mBot.

    • Lesson 16 - Music robot

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      • The activity Lesson 15 Video - Controlling LEDs is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 15 Project - Turn signal is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 15 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 15 Graded Project - Flashing light function is marked complete

      Learn how to make music using the mBot.

    • Lesson 17 - Light sensor

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      • The activity Lesson 16 Video - Music robot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 16 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 16 Graded Project - Reversing with sound is marked complete

      Learn how to use the light sensor on the mBot.

    • Lesson 18 - Ultrasonic sensor

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      • The activity Lesson 17 Video - Light sensor is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 17 Project - Light intensity of room is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 17 Project - Light-controlled driving is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 17 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 17 Graded Project - Driving through a tunnel is marked complete

      Learn how to use the ultrasonic sensor on the mBot.

    • Lesson 19 - Line follower sensor

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      • The activity Lesson 18 Video - Ultrasonic sensor is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 18 Project - Stop before hitting obstacle is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 18 Project - Obstacle Avoidance is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 18 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 18 Graded Project - Playful robot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 18 Discussion - Ultrasonic sensor is marked complete

      Learn about the line follower sensor on the mBot.

    • Lesson 20 - Simple line following

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      • The activity Lesson 19 Video - Line follower sensor is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 19 Project - Stop at line is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 19 Quiz is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 19 Graded Project - Stay inside ring is marked complete

      Learn how to create a simple line following algorithm.

    • End of Course

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      • The activity Lesson 20 Video - Simple line following is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 20 Graded Project - Line follower robot is marked complete
      • The activity Lesson 20 Graded Project - Avoid obstacles on a line is marked complete

      Take a quiz and work on a personal project before completing this course.