The word ‘autonomous’ means self governing. The students of class VII understood the meaning of this word, when they constructed an autonomous crazy car in their Robotics period.
The car had a sound sensor mounted on the top of the structure, which was sensitive to a sound beyond a certain decibel range. It was programmed in such a manner that when the sensor detected the sound of a clap, it moved in the forward direction, till a sound of the second clap caused it to turn right continuously. The movement kept repeating on each consecutive clap.
The students enjoyed operating this autonomous car and observed the crazy movements of the car. What better way of blending programming with fun.