Platform for classes in Robotics & STEM
Integrated Robotics & STEM classes could be extremely difficult for the teacher to organize. We support the teacher and the participating students. With the platform we provide content & infrastructure for conducting classes, preparing for competitions and learing in class or at home. As kits we currently use LEGO Mindstorms EV3/NXT, VEX, Tetrix, Arduino.
- 9181 pages of robot building instructions
- 2264:13 minutes of tutorial videos
- At least 1 new tutorial each week. 7 scheduled for the next 3 month(s)
This course if used by teams, mentors and students to structure the preparation for the Robotics Game of the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competitions. One thing that is common each year at FLL is that experience matters a lot. Our goal with this course is to quickly bring new teams up to speed with experienced teams and to share some new tricks, patterns, constructions with the more experienced teams.
Would you like to resolve all the problems with the light/color sensors that you have? And to make all of them work in a predictable, stable way even when using more than one MINDSTORMS color sensors.
When using Color sensors it is important to calibrate them depending on the light conditions in your venue. In this way, the calibrated sensor will show values between 0 and 100 independent of the light conditions. But using the default EV3 colour calibration available in the colour sensor block could lead to unpredicted problems that are difficult to track and resolved especially when used with multiple Color sensors. So in this series of tutorial we implement the calibration ourselves discussing the principles of colour sensor calibration.
We've built a box robot chassis that could easily be extended with attachments for FIRST Technical Challenge competition.
If you ever filled that FIRST Technical Challenge is difficult and you don't know where to start from, building this Tetrix robot is the first thing that you could do. You would have 4 motors, plenty of space for attachments and good access to the phone.
The robot is built from a Tetrix Set without additional parts. It's a winning robot in just 107 steps
- 09 Sep 2017
Present the details
- 12 Oct 2017
Following the Advanced Sensor Calibration course section, it is time to extract the logic for getting a calibrated value into a new block. This block will have an input and on this input, we give the port number. The block will return the calibrated value for this port number. We've built all the other blocks only because of this almost final video here.
- 04 Oct 2017
One of the smartest things you could do in any software program is to extract logic in small reusable, simple, understandable units. In EV3-G these are called Blocks and we are going to extract the logic for finding a minimum and maximum for each of the sensors in a new block.
- 04 Oct 2017
In this tutorial, we show you how to display all the values from an EV3-G array on the EV3 brick display. We are using an array Read Operation along with a loop. We are also detecting the loop counter and using it as an index to an array. It's basically the only viable way to do it. The process is commonly referred to as - "Iteration over an array" (although we still do not have an iterator in the programming language, we promise that one day we would do the super advance videos on "iteration" using the LEGO MINDSTORMS robots")
- 04 Oct 2017
Robotics competitions with LEGO Mindstorms robots are very popular. One of the more popular types of robot constructions that are build for such competitions are the so-called "Box Robots". In this course we are gathering a series of videos on this box robots along with building instructions and recommendations of improvements.
After the first box robot course and its enourmous success, we decided to build a second box robot. This time with fewer parts and with only three motors. The EV3 set comes with one medium motor and this robot will be easier for new teams. It is also lighter and more simple. Take the course and learn the ideas that we have in mind in simplifying a robot. Use this course with students and try to experiment to make the attachments and construction even simpler.
Videos for the course are still being produced!
Follow the instructions and build the attachment
- 02 Oct 2017
- 10 May 2017
Paul. Z, October 2017
I am no longer involved with LEGO league, but this was very helpful last year when I needed it.
Paul M., October 2017
"I just signed up yesterday morning, and am wishing we had signed up last year."
Srikanth C., October 2017
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" - Hello Kiril. I am a software developer. This is my first time doing the FLL and helping students. Your tutorials really helped me get started and brought me up to speed."
BSh (user asked us not to mention his name, just the feedback), September 2017
Your site is great and we used it a lot last year when preparing for fll. This year, my kids are not interested in participating in fll. They've grown up.
Regarding improvements, it would be good to have different kinds of base robots. Last year, the base was too low to jump over one of the obstacles. So we improvised.
Sriniwas Gedella, September 2017
Your tutorials are great and have been very helpful last year when I was coaching my daughters team for FLL. This year, since I do not have time for coaching, another parent has taken over the coaching responsibilities. I have shared your info.
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