RC Controller

The RC Controller is the easy and inexpensive choice to get your students started using their calculators (or computers) to make things happen.

The controller attaches to your CBL2 or LabPro and sends out the same radio signals that operate many (but not all) 27-MHz, 4-function vehicles. The calculator can then make the vehicle go forward, back, left or right--but it does it with mathematical precision.

You can, for example, let each team of students work with their own vehicle as you turn all of them on for 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds and 4 seconds. After each team finds the mathematical function that links time with distance, they can compete to put their vehicles "on target."


 

 

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Instruction Sheet for Calculator
Control of RC Vehicles (pdf)