# Coding Practice

So I’m thinking of having my kids practice coding and the ROBOTC for VEX cortex has a really awesome guide and lets you practice with some basic coding. I was really getting the hang of it but really cannot figure out what it is asking me to do for the Labyrinth Challenge.
Here is the instructions that were provided:

1. Move forward full speed for 2.3 seconds
2. Stop both motors for 1 second
3. Swing turn to the right at full power for 1.5 seconds
4. Stop both motors for 1 second

This is the code it had also provided:

{

//move forward full power for 3.5 seconds
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 127;

``````wait1Msec(3500);
``````

//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

``````wait1Msec(1000);
``````

//turn left
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 0;

``````wait1Msec(1500);
``````

//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

``````wait1Msec(1000);
``````

//END OF FIRST LENGTH

And finally here is what I changed it to but it says this is not correct:

{

//move forward full power for 2.3 seconds
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 127;

``````wait1Msec(2300);
``````

//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

``````wait1Msec(1000);
``````

//turn left
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 127;

``````wait1Msec(1500);
``````

//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

``````wait1Msec(1000);
``````

//END OF FIRST LENGTH

}

When I ask for a hint it says: most of the code is already written so change the values.

I would appreciate any help! Thank you!

for turning right you also probably want to set motor[port2] in full reverse, or -127

Just for reference, you can use ````` to format your code.
This is the code provided:

``````task main()
{

//move forward full power for 3.5 seconds
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 127;

wait1Msec(3500);
//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

wait1Msec(1000);
//turn left
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 0;

wait1Msec(1500);
//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

wait1Msec(1000);
//END OF FIRST LENGTH
}
``````

``````task main()
{

//move forward full power for 2.3 seconds
motor[port2] = 127;
motor[port3] = 127;

wait1Msec(2300);
//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

wait1Msec(1000);
//turn left
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 127;

wait1Msec(1500);
//stop
motor[port2] = 0;
motor[port3] = 0;

wait1Msec(1000);
//END OF FIRST LENGTH

}
``````

Your code seems correct, perhaps you should change all the comments to reflect your code. I notice that the comment still says turn left instead of turn right.

Also @DrewWHOOP,

Swing turn would not require the other motor to reverse (since that would make it a point turn) .

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oh, my bad ` ` ` ` ` `

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Thank you, I did try to change the comments in green as well but this did not work either. I am pretty stumped because I do believe I have the code right. I will continue to try to problem solve!

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Vex really out here with secret STEM problem-solving challenges

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I know I was enjoying the practice a lot but found it pretty difficult and did not want to try it with the kids I teach if I can’t even figure it out myself first haha!