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Activitybot 360 will only go backwards and spin in circles. Help!

I purchased a ActivityBot 360 for my 9 year old son and I to learn how to code. We are using BlockyProp to write code. We used the provided code that is on the Parallax website and it just spins around backwards. I found a calibration code, but still spins in circles.

Thanks,
Jeremy

Comments

  • iseriesiseries Posts: 1,066

    Because one wheel is on the left and the other is on the right if both turn in the same direction, they will end up moving in circles.

    So, one wheel needs to have a positive speed while the other wheel needs a negative speed.

    Mike

  • blittled2blittled2 Posts: 15
    edited 2022-01-11 21:26

    Look at how both wheels spin. You probably will see one spin clockwise and the other counterclockwise. I don't know Blockprop but if you give one wheel the negative value of the other wheel's number then rerun the code you should see both wheels spin the same direction as Mike mentioned. If the bot is going backwards then switch the values on both wheels .

  • ercoerco Posts: 20,060

    "Spins backwards"...? Are both motors turning or just one?

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