- 27 Jul 2020
The Sports Utility Vehicle box robot is the new marvelous box robot that we've created. It is designed for teams that would like to learn how to build balanced, stable and working robot chassis following our box principle. It is smaller and easier to build than box robot 1 and it is more simple than box robot 2.
The main advantages of this robot compared to previous box robots are
- motors in the right direction, so when rotating the motor forward, the robot moves forward.
- it is much easier to attach attachments. There are 4 different gears on which you could attach attachments.
- it has a large clearance - which means that it could move over obstacles.
Of course, it has a Gyro and two Color Sensors. Not only that, but we have all the cables shown in the construction.
When not to use this robot?
The SUV Box robot is design to be used with a Gyro sensor and two Color Sensors for alignment. It is not working well for following lines as the sensors are very high and they are very high to allow for high clearance of the chassis. If you need to follow lines we recommend the Dominator X-Y robot
- 01 Aug 2018
Here is an idea. What if a robot does not need attachments. What if there is one special attachment on the front that could do most of the work? Probably an attachment that allows you to move a lever in any direction.
This here is a Box Robot with X - Y axys plane. This robot doesn't need active attachments because it has X - Y table that do the job. Imagine that there is a plane on the front of the robot. With the rack mechanism you can move to any coordinates on this plane.
We have a lot of ideas how to make it even better. We will try to release them in the next few versions.
- 02 Oct 2019
Meet Kiddo, smaller sister of Roller Coaster. It is smaller, easier to build and easier to control box robot with X-Y moving plate.
The goal of this robot is to have one complex attachment that could move in four directions. With such an attachment you can solve a lot of complex tasks without loosing time changing attachments. It is also quite sturdy and packed
- 13 Nov 2019
Frame for adding attachments on the robot. When using a frame it is very easy to quickly add and remove pinless attachments from the robot. The whole frame could be removed.
The frame contains parts from LEGO Mindstorms EV3.
- 01 Apr 2017
Active robot attachment for the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Box robot chassis. The attachment is placed on the top of the robot and uses a system of two gear wheels to transfer the motion to a lever and to .... lift things.
- 11 Dec 2016
Robot attachment that shows you how a circular motion could be transferred to linear by using a gear and a rack. The final motion is for pushing and pulling things.
The attachment could be built from LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT parts.
- 01 Apr 2017
When you need a LEGO robot attachment to lift heavy things on the competition field. Probably at FIRST LEGO League or World Robotics Olympiad. This attachment uses 4-5 gear wheels to lift a heavy object.
Build with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 parts.
- 29 Sep 2016
Building instructions for probably the simplest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Motorcycle that you could think of. Can you think of a simpler? Build it and send it to us.
The motorcycle has one large and one medium motor. Turns are hard, but we will think of solutions for turns. There are also other motorcycles, more complex ones that you could build
- 07 Feb 2018
A robot attachment placed on the right side of the LEGO Mindstorms Box robot chassis. It uses two gear wheel to move a level. The level could collect things.
- 29 Sep 2016
Building instructions for a LEGO robot that shoots 40 mm ping pong balls. The shooting mechanism is powered by two EV3 Large motors, while the whole mechanism is rotated by a medium motor. The robot can store up to 6 ping pong balls and has a Ultrasonic Sensor to detect targets.
- 22 Jun 2018
We had a couple of minutes before starting another robot and we just came up with this robot. If you would like to build a Box Robot, but don't have enough parts this is a good construction that you could learn from. It has a frame. It has three motors. You can add attachments at the top.
- 24 Jan 2018
During a competition a team of students had to build a robot that looks like a musician. This construction in front of the robot is a Trompet and it looks like Ane is playing some music. If you play music on the phone on the side it is really funny to watch it play.
- 22 Jun 2021
This incredibly compact SPIKE Prime Box Robot is made for competitions like FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and World Robotics Olympiad (WRO). Whakatae (from Maori's word "whakataetae", which means "competitive") is long 17 LEGO units and is with a width of 15 LEGO units. In front of the wheels it has two color sensors which it uses to align. Whakatae also has two Large motors for moving and has two medium motors for attachments!
It's has "V2" in its name, because it's the second version of Whakatae - LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Competition Box robot. The difference between the two is that the first one can be built with only a Large Motor and a Color sensor in addition to the Base set, while this one needs an additional ball bearing. This provides this robot with a lot more stability and can be seen as a true upgrade to the first version.
- 15 Jun 2021
This LEGO Mindstorms robot is strange. Can you guess what is strange about it?... The motors are placed in a reverse direction. One of the motors is facing "forward" while the other one is facing "backwards". This means that if you make the robot move forward with a Tank Block in the EV3-G software it will just rotate. To make the robot move forward, you will have to make one of the motors rotate forward and the other one - rotate backwards.
The goal of this robot is to teach students that motors could be placed in many different ways. It is not always the case that the two motors face the same direction. Also, it is quite fun.
- 29 Dec 2017
Building instructions for a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot that we call Space Explorer. The motors are attached in a very interesting way to the brick. Both the brick and the motors are vertical and there are not many robots like this. With its ultrasonic sensor, this robot allows you to follow, find or avoid objects. Just like an explorer. And since it is a robot why not put it in space and call it "Space Explorer".
There is one part that is not from the EV3 sets, but you can actually skip it. You don't need it. Try to find which one.
- 03 Jan 2018
Let's go fast. Large wheels on the back. A lot of torque, small wheels on the front, good aerodynamics. Here we go.
These are building instructions for a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Drag Car.
- 21 Mar 2018
Instructions for a simple Crane construction built from LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set. In order to operate properly, you need to add weight at the back of the jib. The most interesting part of the robot is the design of its hand, so examine it closely.
- 21 Nov 2018
Attachment used to transfer the motion from the motor from a vertical axle to a horizontal axle. Uses two gear wheels. Could be built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits.
- 01 Jun 2017
Take a motorcycle and start removing parts. You get a chopper. Like this one. It is built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. It has one large and one medium motor. It could kind of turn, but moving forward with it is very funny. There is a "more sports like version" available at Ninja - Sports Motorcycle built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Currently, the motorcycle has no sensors. It's more of an exercise in construction, but if you attach sensors and think of a way to attach them send us a picture.
Join the course A robot a "day" keeps the questions awake where we will further discuss the motorcycles, how to build them and what tasks to accomplish with them.
- 07 Feb 2018