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US FIRST "Meet the New Robot In Town"
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LEGO Education EV3
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/categories/products/middle-school/lego-mindstorms-education-ev3
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/Competitions/EV3Competition.cfm

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EV3 Centric Documents and Instructions

NEW!  THE LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 LABORATORY

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 set offers so many new and exciting features that it can be hard to know where to begin. Without the help of an expert, it could take months of experimentation to learn how to use the advanced mechanisms and numerous programming features.

In The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory, author Daniele Benedettelli, robotics expert and member of the elite LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, shows you how to use gears, beams, motors, sensors, and programming blocks to create sophisticated robots that can avoid obstacles, walk on two legs, and even demonstrate autonomous behavior. You'll also dig into related math, engineering, and robotics concepts that will help you create your own amazing robots. Programming experiments throughout will challenge you, while a series of comics and countless illustrations inform the discussion and keep things fun.

As you make your way through the book, you'll build and program five wicked cool robots:

  • ROV3R, a vehicle you can modify to do things like follow a line, avoid obstacles, and even clean a room
  • WATCHGOOZ3, a bipedal robot that can be programmed to patrol a room using only the Brick Program App (no computer required!)
  • SUP3R CAR, a rear-wheel-drive armored car with an ergonomic two-lever remote control
  • SENTIN3L, a walking tripod that can record and execute color-coded sequences of commands
  • T-R3X, a fearsome bipedal robot that will find and chase down prey

With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory as your guide, you'll become an EV3 master in no time.

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory: Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots!

 

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Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3

by Dr Damien Kee

Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3 A 10 week curriculum package for implementing the LEGO Education EV3 Core Set (45544) in your class. Containing over 20 chapters that follow a planetary exploration storyline, you will be introducing students to the basics of the EV3 Core Set and gradually incorporating sensor and useful programming concepts.

All challenges follow a similar structure with an overview project, equipment needed and Teachers' notes. Example programs as well as tips and tricks are included to assist the teacher and student worksheets can be either photocopied or downloaded from the website.

Full building instructions necessary to construct the RileyRover Base design and all required attachments are also included. In addition to specific Robot challenges, the book also offers activities based around Robots in Society, Flowcharting and Multimedia Presentations. www.damienkee.com

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STEMcentric EV3 and NXT Tutorials

This team is producing great "How To" videos for EV3: Check 'em out.

http://www.stemcentric.com/ev3-tutorial

This tutorial for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is divided in two sections. The “Essentials” are things every EV3 programmer should know. Some of these movies have exercises directly under them. It’s important to do these exercises, not just assume you “get it.”

The “Advanced” section is for reference purposes. When you need one of EV3’s advanced functions, check it out.

These lessons assume you have a basic robot with two drive motors, a touch sensor and a light sensor. If you don't have one of those built yet, one good place to start iare the plans that were invcluded with your kit. Below is an example.

STEMcentric was created and is lovingly maintained by Dale Yocum.  Dale is the Robotics Program Director at Catlin Gabel School in Portland Oregon and is also an instructor for the TechStart Foundation involved in teaching other teachers about topics in STEM education. Dale has been leading LEGO robotics teams since 2001.

Dave Says:

Many of you have used the multimedia tutorial for the NXT over the years at STEMCentric. Since we just got a pile of 30 EV3s in my lab it seemed like time for a new generation of tutorials. This is no small undertaking. I'm not done yet but you'll find the most popular topics up now at www.stemcentric.com. I'll be adding more advanced ones over the next week or so. Those who have used them before will find these familiar. They use the same philosophy of assuming the student knows absolutely nothing and takes them through the Essentials in a couple of hours including exercises. I'm having problems getting the movies to autoplay so be patient on that. I'm going to concentrate on getting the content up first. If you find other glaring errors, drop me a line.

Dale Yocum
Engineering Program Director
Catlin Gabel School
Portland, OR


Team Fluorescent Flying Penguins (#6626)! 

This team is producing great "How To" videos for EV3: Check 'em out.

We are Team Fluorescent Flying Penguins (#6626)! We are a team of Middle School students in Northern California who have all been in FLL since 4th grade, and we would like to share back with the FLL Community.

We are making EV3 programming tutorial videos on our YouTube channel. . If you have a question about EV3 programming, please ask us and we will try to make a video to answer your question. Send us a message through YouTube from our 'About' area.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmxJtO84c_43ZCoWb5uOKg

You can go there now and see our progress. We would be pleased if you would share this with the teams in your region, or with anyone with an interest in programming LEGO Mindstorms.

We promise you that this YouTube channel will only have videos about programming Lego Mindstorms and general tips about programming for FLL.

Thank you,
Zack, Steve, Sidd, Nick, Kayla, Julia, Aaron


The NXT STEP is EV3 LEG MINDSTORMS BLOG

A huge collection of resources and comments. A must view site.

http://thenxtstep.blogspot.com/


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