Virtual Robot Simulator | FIRST Tech Challenge - FTC Virtual Robots

Competition Challenge Curriculum

Competition Challenge Curriculum

Virtual Programming Workshop and Competition

VRS provides a great tool to engage younger audiences in programming. We have organized a 5 day curriculum(which can be split up over multiple weeks) in a competition format. This will teach your audience about how to use VRS, and the basics of programming for FIRST Tech Challenge

  • DAY 1 – Introduction

Intro to the VRS tools

·        Play these videos, or present their content yourself.

·        Locating the blocks for programming https://youtu.be/gVXmlmTaWiM

·        Learn how to use basic blocks https://youtu.be/39l5_7c1CYY

·        Learn how to saving and load a program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdL6nSsLaL8 2 min (optional)

·        Learn why while loops matter https://youtu.be/FNvfNwPqAv8

Get ready to write your first program-

Drive to white line- 2 motors (need a hint-click here)

Drive to white line- 4 motors  (need a hint-click here )

DAY 2 – Autonomous Programming

Complete these objectives

  1. Drive to white line-turn 90 degrees to right
  2. Drive to white line-turn 90 degrees to right
  3. Drive to white line-make a square
  4. Drive to white line-strafe  to right
  5. Drive to white line-strafe  to right and then left
  6. Drive to white line-strafe  in a square

DAY 3

Intro videos to the ring shooter

  1. Shooting rings at the PowerShot targets https://youtu.be/e9HhnPiYGC4
  2. how to move the wobble goal https://youtu.be/kf8yT6F7_5c
  3. how to shoot rings at the high goal https://youtu.be/NGVdLI4G_2E
  4. Programming the shooter https://youtu.be/0aAjqJnvU1E

Now it is your turn

  1. Drive and shoot rings into high goal-blue
  2. Drive and shoot rings into 1 or all three power shots targets
  3. Drive and lift wobble goal-deliver it to
    • Back left corner
    • Middle square
    • Front square

DAY 4

Practice linking behaviors or actions

DAY 5

Show us what you can do in 30 seconds  

How to set up 30 Second autonomous click here  click here 

Scoring potential for autonomous

  • Drive to the white line and park                                              5 points
  • launch rings into the correct color target
    •  low                                                                             3points
    •  medium   (must be correct color)                      6 points
    • High goal                                                                 12 points
    • Power Shot targets-must be correct color          15 points
  • Deliver the wobble goal to the correct target zone    15 point each
  •       

Set up VRS for 30 second auto

1: Click 3 lines -to go to Game Setup window

Competition Challenge Curriculum | Programming workshop & competition

2: At game set-up window 

3: Change free play to autonomous

 4:  Option change Field setup to

            A-no rings at start)

            B-2 rings at start

            C-4 rings at start  or choose random

 

 5: Click START-blue start button

6: Click green triangle when ready, to begin with 30 seconds autonomous

Virtual Robot Simulator is a simple, easy-to-use platform that allows FTC teams to program and test their robots without access to the physical hardware and mechanisms.

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