Use LEGO MindStorms Smart Hub to Design a Dodge Game – Refer to a Micro:bit Sample Project

Recently, we have been exploring Micro:bit and its huge eco-system to see if we could bring some high-quality lessons to our existing workshop portfolio. Honestly, I am amazed by the Micro:bit eco-system. It is compatible to large amount of hardware, especially the sensors. Soon, I will update a post about the comparison between Micro:bit and …

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First Experience of CoderZ and Comparison between Cyber Robotics and Physical Robotics

The first sight of CoderZ gave me the impression that it was teaching some simple operations of turning and moving, as well as math calculation, especially when I do the activities in its trial lesson CoderZ Adventure with LEGO Education Spike Prime. If that is the case, the difference between cyber robotics and physial one …

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Make Your LEGO Robot Play Tic-tac-toe Game

When we have a LEGO MindStorms set, we could create different models to simulate real world mechanics or creature. We could make the robot carry a stuff, follow a route to transfer the stuff. There is no limitation for the creation. In this post, I would like to introduce a project of having the robot …

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Which Apps Should I Use for LEGO Robots?

Recently, LEGO has updated its robotics software, especially for the products of LEGO MindStorms EV3 and LEGO MindStorms Inventor. Facing so many apps, you might wonder which apps you should install and what are their differences? In this post, I will introduce the apps of three LEGO robots, their download positions and differences. LEGO MindStorms …

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New LEGO MindStorms – Exploration Rover Model Analysis

In the new released LEGO MindStorms, its app contains multiple models. Some models come from LEGO Community. In today's post, let's build one model and analyze its structure. You could find this model from LEGO app shown as below. Model Structure This model is pretty big and heavy. Its body is widely stretched and symmetric. …

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LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Use File Access Block to Store Data

In LEGO MindStorms EV3-G software, we could use File Access block to store text or number and read out them when necessary. However, what is the difference between File Access block and Varaible block? Are there any constraints fo it? In this post, I would like to explain a bit more about File Access block. …

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Play LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Analyze Several WRO 2019 Junior Group Models

Following the previous posts, I will analyze several models used in WRO 2019 Junior Group competition. The game description, rules and scoring could be found at WRO website: https://wro-association.org/competition/previous-challenges Model 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rdJAlipn6M?rel=0 This model has a clip-like attachment, which could open and close. This type of attachment was also popular in previous WRO competition, such …

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Play LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Analyze Several WRO 2018 Junior Group Models

Unlink WRO 2017 Junior Group competition, WRO 2018 Junior Group has versatile design solutions. In this post, I will introduce three representative models. Each of them is unique and has its own highlights. The game description, rules and scoring could be found at WRO website: https://wro-association.org/competition/previous-challenges Model 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiu7meFDHRM?rel=0 This model looks very compact. Its …

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Play LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Analyze Several WRO 2017 Junior Group Models

In my previous posts, I introduced models in the WRO elementary age group. In this post, I will analyze several models used in WRO 2017 Junior age group. Each model is unique and has its advantages and disadvantages, so keep objective, and let's go! The game description, rules and scoring could be found at WRO …

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LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Use Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VAT) to Practice Line Following

In the previous post, I briefly introduced the VAT software and summarized the steps to configure project settings and run programs. In this post, I will use one example to walk through this process. This is a sample project which allows users to practice line following program of LEGO EV3. So let's start now. Step-by-step …

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