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ROV3R with wall-following and line-following modules ROV3R with cleaning tool and touch sensor bumper At that time, I was involved more experienced robot makers will find sections scattered in helping The LEGO Group in developing and testing the new throughout the book that delve into topics a bit more deeply.

If you are a teacher or a student usable if you have a computer with a fast Internet connection. The The companion website, http: Welcome to the journey! Follow Dexter and Danny through This book is both a manual and a workbook. The chapters also contain experiments to apply and deepen what your knowledge.

N Chapter 1: N Chapters 2, 3, and 4: Build ROV3R, a wheeled robot that can be built quickly and programmed without a computer. N Chapters 5, 6, and 7: Introduction to EV3 programming using the computer. N Chapter 8: LEGO building techniques. N Chapters 9 and N Chapters 11 and N Chapters 13 and N Chapters 15 and Build and program the T-R3X, a fear- some walking dinosaur. Where is the software? The LEGO Technic ele- ments in the box are beams, pins, gears, and wheels as well as electronic components like motors, sensors, cables, and the EV3 Intelligent Brick itself.

A classic 8M Technic brick compared to a 7M studless beam. In fact, studless technique requires you to think three-dimensionally, from the inside out. So how do you connect them? The good old sharp-edged Technic bricks with studs called studded have slowly been replaced Technic bricks have an even number of studs and an odd num- by smooth, studless Technic beams, which give the models a ber of holes a two-stud brick has one hole, a six-stud brick sleeker look Figure Technic beams are like a minimalist, stud- less building: Measure them by counting their Technic, I suddenly felt as though I could not build even the holes, as shown in Figure Like the studs on a LEGO brick, simplest thing.

I was so frustrated! Sure, I had to learn a completely differ- The round ends of Technic beams allow you to build ent way of building, but it was worth the effort.

Studless build- structures and mechanisms that are more compact and lighter ing produces models that are lightweight, solid, and beautiful. Or worse, if you need to download parts online from a site like BrickLink; http: Names are important.

The pieces in the EV3 set can be divided into these categories: Technic beams occupy less space than bricks, allowing you to build As mentioned earlier, beams are the studless equivalent of more compact structures.

Technic bricks. This category includes straight beams, angular beams, and frames. Beams can have round holes, which can fit pins, On the other hand, you can make sturdier, more rigid or cross holes, which can fit axles or axle pins. Links have ball structures using standard bricks and plates. Depending on sockets that fit pins with towballs. The beams are measured by counting their names.

An angular beam with three holes before and seven holes. The number pattern is used for the other angular beams. Notice that some of holes in a beam corresponds to the length of the beam as angular beams have cross holes at their ends. The B length of a beam is noted at its top-right corner.

The angular beams table But what about the others? When building with wood or metal, we use nails, glue, staples, screws, bolts, washers, and so on to connect the various pieces. In the won- derful world of LEGO Technic, we use pins, axles and bushes, axle connectors, and various cross blocks. Pins are divided into two groups: Figure and Table show 2M and 3M pins, axle pins, pins with towballs, and a special 3M pin with a stop bush also called a bushing.

A E Figure The straight and Table Thin beams B line signifies the pins have cross holes at each without friction A—C ; the D H end, and they are one wavy line indicates pins with half-module thick.

Think friction E—I. The axle pin of the 6M and 9M links as with towball D , while not I beams with ball sockets at C technically a smooth pin, is their ends. These fit pins listed here for comparison with towballs items D and D with the pin with towball H. H in Figure Ball joints allow for a wide range of table The thin beams and links Label in Figure Name Color joints. They are color coded: Axle pins without friction can be from a motor shaft to a wheel.

Axles can also be used to hold used to hold a gear so that it can turn freely. Their cross section looks like a cross their complete name is actually cross axle , and they fit perfectly into The pins with friction labeled E, F, G, H, and I have ridges parts that have cross holes, such as gears, angular beams, and that increase friction and make it harder for them to turn in the cross blocks.

Technic holes. The ridges also prevent the pins from rattling. Like beams, axles come in many lengths. You can measure 2M pins with friction are always black, and 3M pins with fric- them by putting them next to a beam and counting the holes in tion and axle pins with friction are blue. The pins able to sort them by size at a glance, even without measuring are color coded to help you identify their function at first sight.

This superpower really amazes people! Wavy lines indicate a pin to make the inclined beam swing. What happens in with friction black or blue and straight lines indicate each case?

Each angle connector those it includes a tan axle with a cylindrical stop in the middle 4c , labeled E, F, G, and H is identified by a number embossed as well as some axles with a stop at one end 3s, 4s, and 8s. Unlike the 4M and 8M axles with stop 4s and 8s , the 3M axle with stop 3s has a protruding stud. In the 3s, 4s, and 8s axles, the stop looks like a built-in bush, and it stops the axle from A B C passing through a hole or a cross hole.

In the 4c axle, the stop in the middle stops the axle from passing completely through a cross hole. Figure also shows two bushes, labeled B1 yellow, one half-module thick and B2 red, one module thick. G H B1 B2 2 3 Figure The axle, pin, and angle connectors 3s table Cross blocks are essential to studless building because they allow you to build—and think—in three dimensions. Figure With cross blocks, you can build in any direction, not just from bottom to top.

The cross blocks Figure shows the cross blocks in the EV3 set, and Table lists their names. It would be nearly impossible to show you all of the combi- C 3M pin with hole Grey nations you can build with cross blocks. And when a machine stops working, people often blame its sometimes imaginary gears. Figure shows the gears included K 3M cross block, steering Grey in the EV3 set, with their corresponding names in Table L Gearbox cross block Black LEGO gears are identified by number of teeth, as indicated in their name followed by z; for example, a tooth gear is called a 24z gear.

Figure shows the vari- B D ous types of wheels, tires, and treads in the set, and Table G lists their names. The gears table The wheels, tires, and treads B 20z bevel gear Tan table The worm gear is a particularly tough gear. These measurements are ter 8 and while building the robots in this book. In this example, The medium tire has a 30 mm diameter and is about 3 mm wide.

The small tire has a 14 mm diameter and is 6 mm wide. In addition to The miscellaneous pieces are special elements: LEGO rubber and swords, as you can see in Figure Their names are bands are color coded; the red one included in the EV3 set has given in Table The panels come in mirrored pairs and are a 24 mm diameter.

These parts are shown in Figure and identified by a number embossed on the concave side. Because listed in Table The miscellaneous pieces F I J table These pieces are shown in Fig- C Medium panel 3 White ure and their names are listed in Table They A have a built-in rotation sensor 1 degree resolution to allow precise motion control. A motor is in stall or is stalled when it is commanded to turn but the shaft is blocked by some mechanical stop and is unable to move.

C The sensors give your robots the ability to touch and see. D E The Touch Sensor is basically a switch that your robot can use to detect contact with objects. The Color Sensor can measure ambient light, measure the amount of light reflected by objects, and recognize the color of objects. The electronic pieces between the table Retail set the set used in this book and Education Core set You can also connect up to four motors and four sensors introduced to the unique aspects of studless Technic parts: The EV3 Brick can recognize which motor or sen- round and cross holes, connection blocks, pins with and with- sor is attached to its ports, thanks to the Auto-ID feature.

You out friction, and so on. ROV3R, a mobile robot many tips and tricks. As you read through the instructions, that is built with just a few parts. In the and readability of the images have been maximized. When tools work and then program these ROV3Rs to accomplish knowing the color of a certain element is important —for various tasks.

ROV3R can be reconfigured in many ways, thanks to its modular design. These are just a few of the possible combinations. When not otherwise specified, pins are black pins with table At the top of an axle, you will see a num- DG ber indicating its length. To determine the length of an axle, first place it next to a long beam and then count the holes in the beam that lie alongside the axle.

You can also use these real-scale pictures to measure axles. The exploded-view arrows show how the parts should be assembled.

The EV3 Large Servo Motor is internally geared down, with a built-in one-degree- resolution rotation sensor. The O-frame holds the motors together. This tech- nique is called bracing. R B R Always build the subassemblies shown in the callouts first. Then add them to the main model. Inserting an axle pin into the cross hole of a 3M pin with stop bush gives you a sort of four- module-long pin.

This is another example of bracing. Lock the EV3 Brick with the 3M pins with stop bush. Thanks to the bush, these pins can be easily grabbed and pulled out with little force.

Like shopping cart wheels, these wheels some- times swivel when the robot reverses direction, causing the robot to jiggle. Use the short cables to connect the right driving motor to port C and the left driving motor to port B.

It returns a value of 1 if pressed and 0 if released. When using the Brick Program App, you must connect motors and sensors to the default ports. The sensor detects different colors by flashing all three colors in a very fast loop and measuring the light returned by the surface being scanned. When the sensor is measur- ing the amount of reflected light, the LED glows red. When using the Brick Program App, you must connect motors and sensors to their default ports.

The app sends a fixed amount of power to the motors on ports B and C, while it allows you to control the level of power for the motors attached to ports A and D independently. The IR Sensor can be used in three modes: Proximity mode, Beacon mode, and Remote mode. It reports the distance using percentage values between 0 very close and far away , but it 1: In Beacon mode, the sensor can estimate the heading values from —25 to 25 and proximity to the beacon 0— percent. For a sturdier assembly, you should use pins that snap into holes, like pins with friction or axle pins.

ROV3R with complete. You might use this technique to allow a robot to determine its position in a room: This allows you to pick up dirt and dust without using moving parts.


Such cloths are typically treated with chemicals that give them a negative charge, which readily attracts dust particles as the robot moves around the room.

R Lock the cloth into place using two 11M beams. Visit http: A program is a step-by-step list of N Turn off the stove. These instruc- N Pour mL of water into a cup. N Wait 4 minutes. This would be N Add 4 teaspoons of sugar to the tea. Programs usually have inputs and outputs: In the case N Put the pot on the stove. Inputs are readings from the sensors or commands coming from the master—that is, you.

You can use a flowchart, a type of dia- gram that represents a program by showing the steps as boxes connected with arrows. You can describe the flow of any program using three basic structures: The program flow is switched to one of two branches, as indicated by arrows marked with an X, meaning the test failed, or a check mark, meaning the test succeeded. In the tea-making example, you could add a choice in which you tell Figure A conditional loop a and a loop that repeats a sequence the robot whether or not you want to add sugar.

A flowchart choice Figure A waiting loop loops Loops repeat a group of actions until a certain condition programming becomes true. That condition is represented in Figure a as a question mark inside a diamond. In Figure b , you can with the brick see a loop that repeats a sequence of actions N times: N can be 1, 2, 3, or even infinity, meaning the sequence will be repeated program app forever.

You can also use a loop to do nothing while waiting for a condition to become true, as in Figure The Brick Program App will make your programming experience easy and smooth. Programming with the Brick Program App is based on the Escape idea that robots do nothing but perform certain basic actions and wait for certain things to happen.

Even if somewhat limit- Up ing, this assumption works great! In the Brick Program App, you can do the following: Left N Place a maximum of 16 blocks, each one commanding an action or waiting for a certain sensor reading.

Enter N Have just one main loop: You can run the sequence once, twice, and so on. You can even run the sequence forever, Right batteries permitting.

N Build a single sequence of actions, such as starting and Down stopping motors, playing sounds, and displaying images on screen.

N Add Wait blocks like the loop in Figure N Customize one parameter for each programming block. The EV3 Brick buttons A parameter is a configurable setting that changes the operation of a block. Even a robot that walks and avoids obstacles can be programmed to work without making any choices. From the Apps tab in the EV3 menu left , you can select the Brick program Program App, which will show you the empty sequence on the right.

On the left of the programming sequence, you can see Figure shows the EV3 Brick buttons: You can navigate through these choices using the four arrow buttons, the Enter N The Enter button allows you to accept changes or select button, and the Escape button.

Depending on which element options. Then try to sketch a flowchart Control, and Brick Program Apps. Select the Brick Program for a program that makes ROV3R go straight until it sees an App using the Down button, and open it by pressing the Enter obstacle, drive backward on a curved line, and then go straight button.

You should see the empty BP sequence, as shown on again. It should look similar to the one in Figure You should start with a screen similar to the one on the right of Figure Press Up to access the Block Palette, which contains all the programming blocks you can place into your sequence.

The Block Palette is now open. N Select the block to replace. N Press Up to access the Block Palette. N Select a block using the arrow buttons.

N Select a new block from the Block Palette. N Add the selected block to the sequence by pressing Enter. N Press Enter. N Select the block to edit.

N Press Enter to go into edit mode. N Select the trash bin icon. Down buttons. N Press Enter to confirm and exit edit mode. Add the block to the program by pressing Enter.

Then press Enter to add it to the program. The parameter is already set to Forward. Press Right to select the next Sequence Wire.

The Sequence Wire 7. Press Enter to edit the distance threshold parameter. Press Up to open the Block Palette. Enter to accept. Now press Right to select the next Sequence Wire. Add Press Enter to change the number of times you want the another Move block, repeating steps 1 through 3. Press Enter to edit the Move block, pressing Down twice Press Up six times to set the Loop block to repeat the to make the robot go backward while turning right.

Press sequence forever. Enter again to accept.

Add a Wait Time block and edit it to wait for 0. Press Enter to accept. Then select the Loop block by pressing Right twice. Go to the Start block by pressing Left 10 times or by N Switch to the numbers and symbols keyboard by highlighting simply pressing Escape once. N Confirm the name and save by highlighting the Enter key check mark and pressing Enter. Now why not try to modify the program settings— for example, by changing the IR Sensor block threshold param- eter or the Wait Time block parameter?

Also, take some time to explore the Block Palette. Press Enter to start the program. To return to the programming sequence, press Enter thus selecting a block or Escape.

The complete Block Palette is shown in Figure Each block has only one customizable parameter. To stop the program, press Escape. To save your program, press Action blocks Left and then Enter to select the Save icon. The Brick Pro- gram Save Dialog should pop up.

Now enter the name for your program like this: N Highlight the letters on Figure The complete Block Palette of the Brick Program App the onscreen keyboard using the navigation buttons.

This simplifies the work it takes to program your robot, lighting the Backspace although it can be limiting. Action blocks and Wait blocks.

Each block is shown as it appears upward-pointing arrow and pressing Enter. Steer left: The right wheel spins forward; the left wheel is still. The left wheel spins backward; the right The Action blocks allow you to move your robot, display images wheel is still.

There are six Action blocks: Move, Large Motor, Spin left: The motors spin in opposite directions. Stop the motors. Unlike a car with without gears, the left wheel motor must be connected normal steering, ROV3R can go to port B, and the right wheel motor must be connected to straight, steer, or spin in place if the port C. Otherwise the robot will turn right when the pro- two driving wheels turn at different gramming block is set to turn left, and vice versa. If both wheels turn in the same direction at the same speed, the robot the large motor block goes straight; if the wheels turn at different speeds, the robot will travel along a curved path; if the wheels turn in opposite This block controls a Large Motor directions, the robot will spin in place.

A robot with two motors, attached to port D. Its parameter is each driving a wheel, is called a differential drive robot. Real- the power and the direction of the world examples of differential drive vehicles are tracked exca- motor, in steps of 25 percent of the vators and tanks.

You should see the other motor slow- ing down, waiting for the other to catch up. Back up left: Steer right: Its parameter is the power and the direction of the motor, Stop 1 in steps of 25 percent of the full power.

The parameter icons for this block are the same as the ones for the Large Pirate Motor block. You can make the robot perform all kinds of maneuvers by setting different power levels for the motors. You can select a sound by This block displays one of 12 available changing the block parameter as listed images or clears the display.

You can below. Using the Display block and the Sound block, you can make expressive robots. N O T E If you place the Sound block as the last block in a the wait touch sensor block sequence that is executed just once, add a Wait Time block This block waits for the Touch Sen- after it.

Other- sor connected to input port 1 to be wise, the program will terminate before you can hear a pressed, released, or bumped pressed sound played.

The chosen parameter allows you Wait for the Touch Sensor to be pressed and released. Wait for the Touch Sensor to be released.

Wait for the Touch Sensor to be pressed. Blinking red light Blinking orange light the wait reflected light sensor block This block waits for the Color Sen- sor connected to input port 3, used Blinking green light in Reflected Light Intensity mode, to measure a value beyond a certain Steady red light threshold expressed as a percentage. The sensor measures the light of the Steady orange light red LED reflected by surfaces. For greatest accuracy, the sensor must be Steady green light held at a right angle, 5—10 mm above the surface it is measur- ing.

Lighter surfaces will return higher values than darker surfaces. Turn light off the wait blocks The Wait blocks pause the program until a certain condition becomes true. They wait for a time period to pass or for a sen- sor reading to be equal to, greater than, or less than a specified value. The program can also wait for an EV3 Brick button to be pressed or for the built-in rotation sensor of the Servo Motor connected to port A to reach a certain value.

This block waits for the Color Sensor connected to input port 3 to detect the Wait for the Enter button to be pressed. For greatest accuracy, the sensor must be held at a right angle, the wait motor rotation block 5—10 mm above the surface it is measuring. Depending on its color, the surface will return as a parameter, expressed in degrees different reflection levels of red, green, and blue, which the clockwise CW or counterclockwise sensor uses to estimate the color.

The block works in a relative way: Wait until Color Sensor detects a white object. Wait until Color Sensor detects a yellow object. Wait until Color Sensor does not detect any object.

You can combine these blocks to specify the robot should wait for. Wait for the Right button to be pressed. Wait for the Left button to be pressed. Wait for the Down button to be pressed. The IR Sensor measures distances expressed as a percentage that does not cor- respond precisely to a distance unlike the EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor included the loop block in the EV3 Education set Program sequence.

Repeat forever. Repeat 10 times. Repeat 5 times. Repeat 4 times. Repeat 3 times. You can specify the block Make a traffic light program. The final section described in detail the blocks included in the Block Palette of the Brick Program App. In the next chapter, you will learn more tips and tricks about programming with the Brick Program App and how to make ROV3R follow lines and walls!

I give you the solution here. Chapter 2 has the building instructions for ROV3R and its modules.

As you can see in Figure , the obstacle avoidance sequence is as follows: Go forward, wait for the Touch Sensor to be pressed, drive backward on a curved line, turn, and wait 0. The sequence is repeated forever in a loop. You b can build this program using the Brick Program App. Which parameters Figure The line to be followed must stand out with enough contrast for the Color Sensor to distinguish it from the surrounding floor.

Optimal colors are black and white; red lines on shown in Figure —use the Wait blocks to adjust the wait white as on the EV3 paper test pad may not work as well. The robot You could easily create paths to be followed by attaching should turn approximately 90 degrees at each bend.

By keeping the motor on for the same amount of time instructions on page The easiest way to accomplish this is to have a robot travel along a predetermined path by following a line on the ground. This Figure The approach, which creates a line-following robot, is used even for motor cables should be attached to ports B and C or A and D, depending on real, goods-handling mobile robots in warehouses, to make the program.

As the robot moves forward, it turns toward the dark line if the Color Sen- sor sees a light color a or toward the light ground if the Color Sensor sees a dark color b. The result is a zigzag motion along the edge of the line c. The Brick Program to follow dark lines If the robot is not behaving correctly if it is missing the line or traveling in circle, for example , try to fine-tune the pro- gram by changing the parameter thresholds of the Wait blocks.

This is because the Move blocks drive the motors at high power Figure ROV3R using a simple line-following approach and make the robot turn by stopping one wheel while driving the other. To improve this behavior, switch the right motor to port D using the brick program to and the left motor to port A, and replace the Move blocks with follow lines Action blocks that control motors A and D separately: These blocks can drive either the Large or Medium Remember from Chapter 3 that when using the Brick Program Motors and allow you to control the power separately.

You can see the improved Brick Program for get it to react to different sensor readings in a fast loop? You set the robot to turn right until not if it sees the As you can see, instead of using a single Move block to line edge, and then you switch it to turn left until it sees the steer right, we use two Motor blocks.

The left motor port A light ground, and so on, in a loop. You can use Wait blocks to is set to turn faster than the right one port D , which makes detect the change in the sensor reading and Action blocks to the robot proceed forward while steering slightly to the right. The program repeats forever, using the Similarly, we replace the second Move block that steers left infinite repetitions setting in the final Loop block as shown in with two Motor blocks that drive the right motor D faster Figure and described below.

Four blocks do all the work! The Wait blocks remain the same as in the previous program.

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The resulting motion is smoother N O T E For this program, the right motor should be because the motors are driven at different speeds and they attached to port C and the left motor to port B. N The first Move block makes the robot steer right.

When it does, the program continues. By making it follow walls! As you can see in Figure , the robot can explore any environment your room, your house, your school by trying to keep a constant distance from walls or any other objects such a b c d as furniture, shoes, cats, and so on that it sees with the IR Sensor.

The IR Sensor placed diagonally on the right side of your robot will see objects ahead of it. For the program, just replace the Wait Reflected Light Sensor blocks used in the line-following program Figure with Wait IR Sensor blocks to produce a program that looks like the one in Figure ROV3R can explore a space and return to its starting point if its abrupt. As in the program in Figure , you can use separate blocks to set the motors on ports A and D to run at slower speeds and thereby avoid stopping one wheel in order The method for wall following is similar to the method to turn.

As long as the robot keeps a objects, which will smooth out its travel around corners, but it good distance from the wall, it can deal with corners and edges could end up traveling through the middle of a room and may without getting stuck d. If you use a smartphone with video chat software for example, Skype , you can even transmit the live video of ROV3R exploring its environment!

A wall-following robot can explore any environment autonomously, transmit video back to D the base, and even help get you out of trouble. What trouble? A Read on! The motor cables should be attached to ports B and C or A and D, depending on your program. The wall-following program. The motor cables should be attached to ports B and C.

Alternative wall-following program. The motor cables should be attached to ports A and D. The official EV3 User Guide, which gives you a basic Every time you launch the software, you should see and understanding of the EV3 Brick interface and software, is unfortunately hear the Lobby.

Since lets you access the main working features quickly, as you can I think it is very useful to have a printed manual and to make see in Figure Menu bar: This includes File, Edit, Tools, and Help items.

Lobby tab: Click here to return to the Lobby at any time. Add Project tab: Here you can learn more about the five official models that come with the set. This area is interactive: Click the robots to access more information and to get started with their tutorials. Before you begin, make sure that your Windows or Macintosh computer meets the minimum system requirements listed 5. Open Recent: Click here to quickly open your recent on the back of the EV3 set box.

The EV3 Software does not projects. Quick Start, News, and More Robots tabs: Once the download is finished, ials, the guide, and documentation. The News and More double-click the installer file to begin installation, and then follow Robots tabs give you access to online content from the the onscreen instructions. User Guide: Once the software has been installed, double-click its icon 8.

EV3 Help: The Lobby welcomes you every time you open the EV3 Software. Programming Palettes: These contain all the blocks for detailed documentation. Hardware Page: Use this to manage the connection to To get started, create a new project by clicking the Add your EV3 Brick, see sensor and motor readings in real time, Project tab [see Figure 3 ]. Even when col- gramming Interface, and an empty program called Program is lapsed, this still shows the Controller Figure , allowing created automatically.

When a program is running, the 2 button changes to Stop. The Download command sends The Programming Interface shown in Figure a is where all project data including other programs, images, and you build the programs for your robots. Using of its various controls below. Download and Run sends all the project data and runs the 1.

Programming Canvas: This is where you build your program you are currently working on. Using Download and programs by adding programming blocks. Run Selected is quicker because it allows you to download and run only the selected chunk of a program. When a 2. Content Editor: This is like a workbook built into your project gets large, downloads can become time consuming, project where you can document your projects with descrip- especially if you just need to test a couple of blocks!

Hide it by clicking the EV3 icon to the right of the Edit icon a 6. Click here to return to the Lobby. When collapsed, this tab shows a book icon. Project Properties: Click here to see Project Properties 3. Programming Toolbar: Click here to create a new project.

Add Program tab: Click here to add a new program to magnification. The Controller is shown when the Hardware Page is collapsed. To be understood by a computer, programs must the hardware page be compiled. A compiler is software that translates human-readable programming code into binary digits.

When no EV3 Brick is connected, most of happens behind the scenes. The Hardware Page has three tabs: N Available Bricks tab Figure When the EV3 Brick is con- nected, use this tab to check the readings of all the sensors a and motors attached to it in real time. This feature is really useful when you need to set thresholds in your programs for Wait blocks or when you need to measure how much a Connected motor shaft should rotate. When you connect a sensor or a motor to an input or an output port on the EV3 Brick, the EV3 Brick recognizes the type of device automatically, thanks b to the Auto-ID feature.

You can change the mode of the sen- sors for example, the Color, Reflected Light Intensity, and Ambient Light modes for the Color Sensor by clicking the related icons. You can also reset the Motor Rotation sensor values by clicking the port names. Connected a Figure The Available Bricks tab of the Hardware Page: When the EV3 Brick is connected, use this tab to check the battery level, the amount of memory available, and the firmware version of the EV3 Brick.

Brick name Battery level the tools menu The Tools menu is located in the menu bar [see Figure 1 ]. N Sound Editor: Collapse bar setup browser N Image Editor: This allows you to create, import, or edit an image and save it to your project. Images can be shown on Figure N My Block Builder: This allows you to create custom blocks called My Blocks that contain small subprograms. Grouping blocks into a single My Block is useful for creating a small sequence that can be used as a module in many parts of a project or to make your programs look tidier.

This allows you to update the firmware programs. They rotate motors, display text and images on the of your EV3 Brick. N Wireless Setup: You The Flow Control blocks Figure control the flow of the can access the same tool from the Brick Information tab of program. Every program sequence begins with a Start block.

This allows you to import new programming blocks to run in parallel by placing more than one Start block blocks made by the LEGO Group or third-party developers in a program. As in the Brick Program App, here you find a for example, to program your robot to work with a new Wait block and a Loop block.

There is also a Switch block that sensor. This allows you to manage the files stored specify. You can access the same tool from block even if some blocks inside the loop are still running; the the Brick Information tab of the Hardware Page. You can N Download as App: Using this tool, you can download a set the Loop Interrupt block to interrupt a specific Loop by program as an app, making it appear in the Brick Apps name, as every Loop block has a name label on top.

N Import Brick Program: The Action blocks palette robots. You may recall from Chapter 3 that the basic structures that make every computer program work are sequences of actions, choices, and loops. Each palette has a different color, and all the programming blocks belonging to the same palette have headers of the same color. For example, all Start Wait Loop Switch Loop the Action blocks have green headers, and all the Interrupt Flow blocks—like loops and switches—have orange headers.

The Flow Control blocks palette The programming blocks will be described as soon as you use them in the following chapters. To find information about a particular block, look it up by name in the index.

We will variables and arrays, manipulate data with Math and Logic learn about these blocks when programming the robots in Operations blocks, compare values, combine strings of text, and Chapters 10, 12, 14, and Each of these will be explained in You can download additional Sensor blocks from the the following chapters. Project Content: Here is a list of all assets included in the project, grouped in categories—Programs, Images, An EV3 project file is actually an archive that contains all the Sounds, My Blocks, and Variables.

Project Properties features the following: Project Description: Here you can document your project by giving it a name and adding a main picture, a video, and EV3 brick to 2. Share Project button: Daisy-Chain Mode: Check this box to enable the software Bricks tab in the Hardware Page refer to Figure EV3 Bricks connected together. Project Properties is available at any time by clicking the wrench icon at the top-left portion of the screen.

The entire Bluetooth scanning, pairing, and connection process is handled by the EV3 Software, not by your operating system. Alter- natively, close and reopen the EV3 Software. Right after the Start block, you have a Loop block, which includes all the other programming blocks.

This is the Mode Selector, set to Count mode. The blocks. Brick Program in Chapter 3. Inside the Loop block are Move Steering blocks and Wait blocks.

The Move Steering blocks can be set to many modes: Here the Move Steering blocks are in On mode: The blocks turn on the motors attached to the specified Motor Ports, and then the program continues.

In On mode, the block shows two inputs, Steering and Figure Now power. The second Move Steering block has the Steering input select Tools4 Import Brick Program, and you should see set to 45 and the Power input set to 50, which makes the a dialog similar to Figure The Steering input accepts values from — to The imported Brick Program in EV3 language form is from 0, the tighter the curve will be.

A value of or N O T E Blocks that have multiple modes might change their — will make the robot spin in place. The Wait blocks are in Time mode, so their inputs let you The EV3 graphical language is designed so that you can specify how many seconds they should pause the program check the configuration of the blocks at a glance.

When you flow before the program continues. The time is expressed in place the mouse over the blocks or buttons, corresponding seconds, but you can specify values as fractions of a second, hints will pop up to guide you. For details, see EV3 Help like 0. Help4Show EV3 Help. Select the Chapter 3. When blocks are not connected to the Start block, they appear faded out.

In this mode, the Seconds and Brake at End inputs are also shown. Alternatively, drag them the Wait blocks right after it, and then delete the Wait block. The remaining blocks should move stop when the motion is complete.

In this mode, the Move together to fill the space left by the deleted block. Steering blocks pause the program flow until the duration has elapsed.

You can see the complete program in Figure You can also enter a new value from reset the port.

Now should show about degrees for each motor. In order to make ROV3R travel and turn by block. Their inputs should change again, as the selecting it and clicking Download and Run Selected [Fig- Seconds input is replaced by the Degrees input. Now tweak the ure 3 ]. With a ruler, measure the distance traveled, and Degrees parameter of the second Move Steering block to make adjust the Degrees parameter as necessary.

To travel X millimeters, you should use error? The Use the arrow buttons to select the degrees. To reset the rotation lated value a bit to allow for uncertainties in your mea- reading, just unplug the motor and plug it in again or close the surements or even wheel slippage. Port View App and open it again. In the EV3 Software, open Figure The program to drive ROV3R in a square by turning the motors a precise number of degrees values in real time.

Using Figure as your guide, Move Steering block shown in Figure Next, drag and drop a Display block to the the motor rotation count. While pivoting the robot in place on sequence 2. Hold down the left mouse button while dragging its right wheel which must not rotate , measure the number the block; when the block is in almost in place, a gray shadow of degrees the left motor needs to turn in order to change the should appear.

Use the number of into place automatically. To input of the second Move Steering block, with the Steering change the image it displays, click the File Selection field 3 parameter set to 50 to keep one wheel still. The Move Steering and choose from the available images.

Text turned by the number of degrees specified by the Degrees input. The EV3 Brick executes only the Move Steering Now, following the procedure outlined above, add pro- block that is responsible for making the robot turn. Check the gramming blocks from the Action blocks palette, from left to angle turned by the robot, and adjust the Degrees parameter right, to produce the program in Figure Because the as necessary to achieve the degree heading change.

This is called snaking. R of the wheel. Adding and configuring blocks: The mouse cursor should change the Zoom control buttons in the Programming Toolbar into a spool while performing this action. You can move [Figure a 3 ]. Our next award recipients took first place in the Bright Spark Design Competition. Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit Yesterday.

It immediately begins operations to complete assembly of the space station. Thanks to devices like the Apple Watch, wearables are now a massive "I finished my PhD and then presented all of my work in an inspirational TEDx talk in Bratislava attended by around a thousand people that then gave me a standing ovation. Bright Spark Design Competition. Lesson 3: Applications of Integration 1: Work. Virtual Reality is now allowing educators to bring the outside world into the classroom.

Lumi-breath: flow of energy. Even when astronauts go into orbit more quickly We've turned the Hollywood toolkit into software, and allowed everyone to experience epic video, both behind and in front of the camera. This action enables user navigation through each VR environment; it also simulates the vertical clinging-and-leaping behavior of tarsiers when users explore the Bornean Rainforest.

Whether students are learning about a faraway place or the inner workings of the human body, VR allows you to experience it firsthand. If the force is constant, the work done is given by the equation , where is the distance moved. She continued to serve as a NASA astronaut for the next six years.

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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. At A she moves into smaller orbit by reducing her speed using retrorocket again to that of the smaller circular orbit red.

We do! Each mission is given a point value based on the complexity of the task. Notable project. Both are of interest to me and I am familiar with both to some degree. What happens if the force is not constant?

Suppose, for definiteness, that a force moves an object from to along the -axis. Rock provides all the tools required to set up and run high-performance and reliable robotic systems for wide variety of applications in research and industry. When a force moves an object, we say the force does work. Wearable Technology are clothing and accessories worn by humans incorporating connected and advanced electronics devices and robotics technology.

The Virtual Robotics Toolkit can import files created using a number of free 3D modeling tools. Working in pairs, students must collaborate to engineer and program a Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot to accomplish the missions.

Space robotics is considered one of the most promising approaches for on-orbit servicing OOS missions such as docking, berthing, refueling, repairing, upgrading, transporting, rescuing, and orbital debris removal.

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Need an account? This is part of the ubiquitous computing and human enhancement technology revolution. The Houndsfield value of these voxels are determined outside the range of the original data set to illustrate the manipulation. With the Toolkit, you can build and program your robot using the exact same tools you would use on the real thing — code you write for your simulated robot will also run in real-life.

An MIT team placed first the U. Skip to main content. When person sat in a custom seat it transformed into a futuristic space station, the voice from above was guiding him and performance was accompanied with the epic music.

Virtual Robot Toolkit makes the EV3 connects to the programming platform over a virtual wifi connection. Classroom projects in virtual worlds help teachers reach NETS and standards-based curriculum goals.

Air Force Visionary Q-Prize virtual reality competition with a visualization tool that could help prevent space collisions. What tools do I need to build my own custom virtual robots?

Some parts are missing from my imported model. Only the tumor residuals confirmed by the pathologist are included into the initial CT data set. Soon I was designing a robot and code for my team, but as soon as I tested it the virtual robot started driving off to one side. Rock is a software framework for the development of robotic systems. Martin has 3 jobs listed on their profile.

The agency this week said it had picked Space Dr. Kumar, A. Where to adapt dynamic service compositions. The system was built by MD Robotics of Canada.In the case N Put the pot on the stove.

If you use a smartphone with video chat software for example, Skype , you can even transmit the live video of ROV3R exploring its environment! Submit Search. Regarding the other comic characters, any and to riley for her tireless and kind support. Complete step by step building instructions are available can be downloaded for free together with example programs. Notice that the first StepAdv timers that allow you to read the time in seconds using Mea- My Block has its input set to True, while the second one has its sure Time mode elapsed from either the program start or input set to False.

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