Controlling DC Motor using PictoBlox

Introduction to Motor
Lesson Details
Prerequisites: None
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Lesson Overview

Students will learn the following things:

  • What is a DC motor?
  • How to connect a DC motor to evive?
  • DC motor controlling blocks in PictoBlox and the different parameters to control a motor.
  • Activity 1: Setting the direction and speed of the motor input by the user.
  • Activity 2: Controlling the DC motor using a potentiometer and a slide switch.

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

Lesson Outline

DC Motor - 10 minutes
  • What is a DC motor?
  • How to connect a DC motor to evive?
Actuator Extension in PictoBlox - 15 minutes
  • How to control DC motor?
  • How to control the speed of DC motor?
  • Motor control blocks in Actuators extension:
    • Run motor () in direction () with speed () % block
    • () motor () block
Activity 1 - 15 minutes
  • Make a PictoBlox script to set the direction and speed of the motor which is input by the user.
Activity 2 - 20 minutes
  • Make a PictoBlox script to control the DC motor using evive’s potentiometer 1 and evive’s slide switch 1.

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