Some previous posts on this project:
- EE: A Project-based Course
- EE Project: Obstacle Sheets
- EE Project: Arduino Project Videos and Specifications Sheets
I built an 'arena' for this, with each robot having its own triangular area in which to place its robots, obstacle(s), and goal:
A few of the robots:
A successful robot (obstacle was darkness - it switches to battery backup when the solar panel output drops):
I was happy with the amount of dedication that the project inspired in the students - they worked very diligently and picked up a lot of skills in the engineering and coding realms. A few tweaks for next year, but it's a keeper!