Animation of an 'Inertia triggered attachment' from LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Pro Preview

This short animation demonstrates a really useful principle for FIRST LEGO League competition and this is how to use the Inertia of the robot to trigger an attachment that will do the work for us. It is very useful as we don't have to use the motors of the robot and we can afford to use the motors for other things.

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  • 07 Apr 2022
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The first time we build an Inertia triggered attachment was with FIRST LEGO League 2012. We were accomplishing one of the mission for bringing a chair back to base. We had to go, take the chair and bring it back to base. A useful feature of attachments that are triggered by the inertia is that there is almost no programming involved. You have to stop and the attachment is triggered.

What to do with the tutorial

Try to build the attachment following the instructions in the robotics lesson for LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor. The attachment with the robot could be build from a single LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor 51515 set and no spare parts are needed.

Courses and lessons with this Tutorial

This Tutorial is used in the following courses and lessons

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