Dash's Obstacle Course Challenge: Avoid Blocks!

Play Ideas

Program Dash to navigate around obstacles!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
Set up Time

10 minutes

Supplies
  • Blocks
  • Toys and props of your choice!

Mission:

Grab some blocks and toys from around your room and create an obstacle course for Dash to navigate!

Setup:

  1. Dash is always up for a challenge. Grab some blocks or toys!

  2. Plan out a route for Dash to take around the props that you have chosen.

  3. Next, use Go, Path, or Blockly to get Dash around the obstacle course!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

  • Use Go to drive Dash around and avoid obstacles! Can you make it around the obstacle course without colliding with any objects?
  • Tell a story about Dash’s adventure by using head motions, lights, and sounds!
  • Can you complete the obstacle course both forwards and backwards?

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

  • Draw a Path for Dash to follow to avoid all of the obstacles you have set up!
  • Can you navigate the obstacle course in the fewest paths possible?
  • Tell a story about Dash’s adventure by using sound and event nodes!
  • How many creative ways can you navigate this course?

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

  • Use Blockly to plan and initiate a sequence of commands for Dash to navigate around the obstacle course you have created!
  • Can you complete the obstacle course in as few blocks as possible?
  • Hint: use Control blocks to program Dash to respond when encountering an object, and to Repeat sequences.

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+