Extras for “LEGO MindStorms EV3 Robots for Absolute Beginners”

Under construction. This is a course about having fun building three small robots and finding out how to teach them to do what you want them to do. During this course you will teach your robot to approach a pretend Alien, go around a pretend Moon, clean a pretend floor, and follow a line, plus some classroom-useful extras. A 17-page pdf overview of our original course (without extras) is available for download here. Let’s start!

Extras useful in a classroom: Many of these tutorials are similar to those in our free DrGraeme.org and Udemy courses, but when completed, this course will also contain extra tutorials (e.g. Tug-Of-War, Mexican Wave, Robot SUMO, two-sensor line following, setting up line and walled mazes, avoiding an obstacle on a line, RoboCup information, etc.) which are suitable for classroom  use when more than one EV3 set and/or extra components are available for use by students. It will also include some additional comments/videos that may assist new teacher/mentors/parents to introduce students to EV3 robotics, while at the same time clarifying our approach to this delightful task.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 20 - 30 hours


Course Instructor

DrGraeme DrGraeme Author

Teacher Introduction

Downloading and Installing the LEGO Software

Building Your First Robot

Teaching your Robot to move

Teaching your Robot to move, smile and speak.

Building your second Robot

Going around the Moon

A Robot floor cleaner

Extra – Tug-of-War

Building your third Robot.

Extra – Staying inside a SUMO ring

Extra – How to Calibrate your Color Sensor

Follow the edge of a line.

Extra – Setting up Line Mazes.

Extra – Toys in the Swimming Pool.

Extra – Setting Up Walled Mazes

Extra – A Robot that Rescues

Extra – Robot Avoids Obstacle

Extra – Two Color Sensor Line Following

Extra – RoboCup National Event