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
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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.
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 – Line Following, More Than One Sensor
Extra – RoboCup National Event