Obstacle Course Challenge (Ages 9-13)

Intermediate Level


  • KINI Robot

  • Mobile Device

  • Masking/Painter’s Tape

  • Household Objects

    • Toys 

    • Books

    • Recycling (Cans, Boxes, Etc.)

    • Ball

  • Ruler



  • Build an obstacle course using objects found in your house 

  • Help KINI navigate through the course using your knowledge of Blockly, Sequential Events, and Outcomes.


Code: A set of instructions for a computer.

Sequence: An ordered set of steps; computers need instructions with the correct sequence to perform a task.

Sequential Events: Actions that happen one at a time. The actions happen in order, one after another.

Outcome: The result of a code. For example, the outcome is the movement of KINI.


The Challenge

Using materials that you can find in your house, set up a obstacle course for KINI to navigate through. With your parent’s permission, use tape, toys, books, recycled materials (like cans or boxes), or whatever objects you can find to create the course.


Once you have set up your obstacle course, use a ruler to measure and record the dimensions of the course. Use these dimensions to plan out KINI’s movements. 

Next, using Blockly on the KINI App, create a sequence that instructs KINI to go through the course; this could include weaving through obstacles, going up a ramp, pushing a ball through the course, and more! Use the measurements of the maze from the previous step to help inform your code.

Use sequential events to get the desired outcome -- KINI finishing the course!



  1. What worked well and what didn’t? Were there any unexpected challenges?

  2. What method worked best to complete the challenge?

  3. Did you get the desired outcome?

  4. What would you change next time?