different pitch speeds to find out which will result in the best
hit. Just like a real baseball batter, if the swing is a
little early (slow pitch), the ball will go into "left field".
If the swing is a little late (fast pitch), the ball will go into
"right field". If you time it just right, it will hit it right
up the middle into "center field". If the timing is way off or
the angle is bad, you may get a strike or a foul ball.
Design your own
baseball game and make up some rules for it. Here are some
Make some borders
for foul balls
Split the field
into left, center, and right areas, and say that a hit is a
single if it goes into right field, a double if it goes to left
field, and a triple if it goes to center field. Design
some base runners out of LEGOs to keep track of your runners.
"fielders" out of LEGOs that can "catch" (trap) a ball if the
ball goes to it. If a ball is trapped by a fielder than it
is an out.
Like slow pitch
softball, you pitch to your own team, so you are trying to get
the best pitch possible for the best hits.
You could try modifying
the batter so that it will hit the ball harder. One way would
be to make the bat longer. You will also need to extend the
beam leading to the ultrasonic sensor. A more advanced way
would be to use gears to make the bat swing faster. Take a
look at some of the other projects to
see how they use gears to make something spin faster than an NXT
motor normally would.