This is a real competition robot with three light sensors and a gyro.
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- 25 Jul 2017
- LEGO MINDSTORMS
- EV3, Chassis, Gyro Sensor, Sensors, Box Robots, Light and Color Sensor, FLL, Robot Base, Construction, Knob Wheel
- K.Mitov, D.Staykov
To construct this you will need
- LEGO Mindstorms EV3 45544 Education Core
- LEGO Mindstorms EV3 45560 Education Resource
Bill of materials (Parts list)
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