NXT golf bot

This is what I made:

  • I will put this robot straight in line with the ball
  • I have to make this robot go forward and once it reaches the ball, I have to make it stop and hit the ball with the swing shown in the picture
  • I used ultrasonic sensor to determine if it reached the ball

It has to identify if it's a red ball or blue ball with the light sensor. If it's a red ball the robot should hit the ball and if it's a blue ball it shouldn't hit the ball.

I used while and if statements but it doesn't seem to work properly. If I use break; then it stops the program instantly when I start it, so I didn’t use break, but if I start my code, it goes forward and stops and then continue this It just wouldn't go continuously

Here’s the code I wrote:

#include "NXCDefs.h"
task main() {

  while(true) {
    if(SensorUS(S2)<=16) {
      if(Sensor(S1)>49) {
      else {

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Looking at your code, there are a few things that you need to consider.

Firstly, you have a while (true) loop which will run infinitely. The first thing you have after the loop is OnFwd(...) which will turn motors A and B on.

Together, this means that whatever you do next, when then you will run the code again, turning on motors A and B.

The next thing to be aware of is that Wait(2000) is milliseconds. 2000 milliseconds is 2 seconds, so you will only turn motors A and B off - stopping the robot - for either half a second, or 2 seconds before the loop starts again, and the robot starts moving again.

In the case where both if statements are true (presumably when it detects a red ball - but I haven't double checked either the Sensor or SensorUS commands), the robot will stop, the motor C will start, then 2 seconds later the robot will start again.

I would suggest increasing the values in the Wait statements (you could use time constants such as SEC_5), and adding a break; after the Wait(2000);


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