EV3 Phi. Teacher Noter. Building Castor Bot Pro Preview

Why we change the robots all the time and what to observe in each new robot.

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  • 02 May 2017
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New robot every day

Students get bored using the same robot in every meeting. So with each new programming concept, we introduce a new robot.
 

Different values for different robots

Changing the constructions from robot to robot allows the students to notice that the settings for movement and turning need to be different and they depend on the geometry of the construction. The geometry means the distance between the wheels and the size of the wheels.
 

Focus their attention

Each different robot allows us to observe different methods to build and connect modules of the robot. Discuss with your class about the motors, the brick, and the castor wheel. Discuss the way they are built and connected.

Castor Bot PDF instruction

Building instructions for a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robot that we call CastorBot, because it uses the castor ball.