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[SOLVED]Drive commands set - "Set X motor to..."
September 6, 2018
10:07 pm
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I am trying to find out the usefulness of the commands “Set both motors to”, “Set right motor to”, and “Set left motor to”.

As far as i can see, these commands just activate or deactivate the motor(s).

Let’s say that i am using the “Set both motors to drive backwards at speed 5”. How can i move backwards? In this case why don’t use instead, the “backwards until …” or “backward for…” commands?

Sorry, for asking many questions, but i am a professor in informatics, but new to Edison robotics, and i am trying to figure out all of the features of edison’s scratch language, in order to teach my pupils.

Thank you.

September 7, 2018
1:02 pm
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The purpose of these blocks is purely just to give the user a bit of a different way to do similar programs. These shine through when you use EdCreate because you are using the Edison robots motor to not actually drive but just to move something like the EdCrane. 

As you are using EdScratch to teach your pupils, may I just point out that we have lots of free resources for teachers to use. Like the EdScratch Lesson plans. Here is a link to that:

In particular lesson U2-2.5 Let’s Explore Edison’s Motors would be useful to understand these command blocks.

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