Whakatae - LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Competition Box robot
- 27 Jul 2020
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is the most popular LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition. Each year the season starts in Augusts and completes by May. We've created a lot of resources for FIRST LEGO League to help teams prepared, learn and have fun. Here are most of the tutorials, building instructions and courses for FLL
Here we collect resources that are common for most LEGO Mindstorms robotics competitions. The resources here could be used for FLL, WRO, general line following, sumo and many more.
Learn how to build LEGO robots and win the FIRST LEGO League competition.
Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT robotics kits we give curriculum ideas, share professional experience and teach students to think and develop as engineers. The goal of this category is to group specific examples from specific missions.
Contains resources for LEGO Mindstorms competitions. There are many LEGO competitions using EV3, NXT and RCX robots. These competitions have some similarities, but could be quite different in general. Most popular are of course FIRST LEGO League and World Robotics Olympiad.
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.
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
- [How NOT To] Build An Active Attachment For SUV Box Robot
- Simple Pinless Attachment for the SUV Box Robot
- SUV Front Active Attachment for Box Robot
Dominator is a compact LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Box robot from the family of the Roller Coaster and Kiddo box robots. Similar to the previous two robots, Dominator also can move its front part up, down, left and right. This robot also has the same length of movement as its two predecessors of this type - 8 LEGO pins on the side and up.
The difference is that Dominator has fewer parts and has a perfect center of weight that allows it to use large attachments and lift heavy objects without threatening its stability. The movement on the X and Y axes has the same gear ratio. The light sensors are attached to the movable part of the robot which enables it to both follow a line and recognize the color of various object with height lower than 7 LEGO units.
Luly is a new STEAM competition robot from LEGO Education SPIKE Prime. We would use in some of the courses. It's simple, it requires a really small number of parts and we can demonstrate most of the attachments and programs with it. Check out the courses below and see how Luly is used to complete in a competition.
Second part of the building instructions for this LEGO Mindstorms EV3 competition robot chassis
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
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.
Building instructions for a competition robot following the "Box robot" principle. The robot is built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and could be used at FLL and WRO.
The first part of a box robot chassis for robotics competitions. The robot is quite large and this is why we split it into two parts - to make it easier to construct it. This is the second part.
The robot is built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3, with an additional part for the walls used in the second part.
This is a real competition robot with three light sensors and a gyro.
Building instructions for a Full LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Competition Robot that could be used in LEGO Robotics competitions.
The instructions for building the improved EV3 Competition Robot by Mic Lowne
Building instructions for a Light LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Competition Robot that could be used in LEGO Robotics competitions
Building instructions for a LEGO Mindstorms Base Chassis with a reversible motor
Note: This robot contains wheels that are from the NXT set.
Attachment frames are used on Base Robot Chassis to make it easier to add and remove attachments very fast. This frame is for the Box Robot 1. It is a single module build with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 parts and it could handle attachment on all sides.
This modification of the box robot contains large wheels. It was specially requested by you and we have it.
This is a frame for the SUV Box Robot. Tis frame is an adapter between the robot and the attachments. You can add-in several attachments on it and mount them on the robot simultaneously with one movement.
The frame has two locks that make the attachments stick to the robot. Also the front Knobs must not be used for very powerful activities due to jumpings, unless the frame with attachments become heavy enough to prevent any jumping of the frame.
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.
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.
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.