- 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
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.
- 07 Aug 2020
Second part of the building instructions for this LEGO Mindstorms EV3 competition robot chassis
- 02 Sep 2016
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
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
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.
- 07 Nov 2016
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.
- 22 Aug 2016
This is a real competition robot with three light sensors and a gyro.
- 25 Jul 2017
This modification of the box robot contains large wheels. It was specially requested by you and we have it.
- 02 Aug 2017
This robot was built by your request. It includes NXT large wheels. The Large LEGOO Mindstorms wheels will give you a faster robot, but be careful, because it will not be that accurate.
- 28 Aug 2017
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
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
The story goes like this. Two engineers meet at a bar (or on discord during the pandemic) discussing which robot to use for this year FIRST LEGO League 2020 Replay Solution and Review with explanations. They started their cameras, had a hot Carolina Reaper, had an argument, hugged each other and decided to build Gazon and use this new robot for the competition. So here it is. Small, 4 motors, 2 color sensors, stable, light.
- 22 Jun 2021
This is a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 competition robot used in FIRST LEGO League Season 2018-2019 Into Orbit following a Box Robot principle. The robot has passed through the following competitions in Brazil:
Local competition in scho
National: Rio de Janeiro
The robot is an modular construction that you could easily build upon. It is not entirely "clean" as it has parts of it not optimezed as in the other box robots, but it is a nice example and a great work from the FLL team.
- 25 Apr 2019
This is a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 competition robot used in FIRST LEGO League competitions and used by a team in Brazilian regionals. It followsa Box Robot principle. The robot has passed through the following competitions in Brazil:
Local competition in scholl
National: Rio de Janeiro
It is not entirely "clean" as it has parts of it not optimezed as in the other box robots, but it is a nice example and a great work from the FLL team.
- 25 Apr 2019
We've built a box robot chassis that could easily be extended with attachments for FIRST Technical Challenge competition.
If you ever felt that FIRST Technical Challenge is difficult and you don't know where to start from, building this Tetrix robot is the first thing that you could do. You would have 4 motors, plenty of space for attachments and good access to the phone.
The robot is built from a Tetrix Set without additional parts. It's a winning robot in just 109 steps
- 09 Sep 2017
With Robotistka we can almost use the full potential of the LEGO Education SPIKE Prime robot to prepare for robotics competitions like FIRST LEGO League. It is small, it is a Box Robot, it has two motors at the front and two color sensor for the line..
- 24 Apr 2021
Light Cooley, a box robot robot chassis from LEGO Education SPIKE Prime, with 3D building instructions
Light Cooley is an extension of Cooley. We've added two Light/Color sensors to allow for lines to be followed and for the robot to alight to them and we've kept everything Cooley was cool and known about. Build a few attachments for it and take it on a ride for a FIRST LEGO League competition
- 22 Jun 2021
In the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor set there is only one color sensor. The original Gazon is build from LEGO Education SPIKE Prime where there are two light sensors. The idea behind this robot is to be able to build it from Robot Inventor and to use it during FIRST LEGO League competitions
- 26 Aug 2021