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Students will expand on their experience from the Getting Started Activities. Combine TETRIX PRIME and EV3 to build a sorting robot with an articulated arm and gripper that can rotate 360 degrees. Then they can advance to program it to move the gripper to a known position to pick up and grasp an object and, ultimately, complete a program that performs a sorting action to a different location, based on information obtained from a color sensor. Students will find all the details the curriculum’s first Complete Activity.

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