Classroom Fun with 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, stay inside a SUMO ring, and follow a line. Let’s start!

Many of these tutorials are similar to those in our free and Udemy courses, but when completed, this course will also contain extra tutorials (e.g. Tug-Of-War and two-sensor line following) 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 about our approach to introducing students to EV3 robotics.


Course Information

Estimated Time: 20 - 30 hours

Difficulty: Beginner


Course Instructor

DrGraeme DrGraeme Author

I am listed as the author of this course, as currently only one author can be listed. However this course has been assembled by a group consisting of Ying Chen, Yaya Lu and myself. You can see more details of our respective backgrounds in the menu items listed above at (e.g.) Web Stuff/Author: Ying Chen . Enjoy!

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 aound the Moon

A Robot floor cleaner


Building your third Robot.

Staying inside a SUMO ring

How to Calibrate your Color Sensor

Follow the edge of a line.

Setting up Line Mazes.

Toys in the Swimming Pool.

Setting Up Walled Mazes

A Robot that Rescues

Robot Avoids Obstacle

Two Color Sensor Line Following

RoboCup National Event