Robotics challenges: Workshop handouts

Here are some of the challenges that I give to my robotics students that I’ve also given to teachers at various workshops. Most of these are based on classic robotics challenges. Some have previously been documented on this site. Please note… Only occasionally do I print these out and hand them to my students. More often I will […]

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EV3 and WeDo 2.0 for Chromebooks

LEGO Education has launched Chromebook apps to support both LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. Both apps are available to download for free from the Chrome Webshop (EV3, WeDo 2.0). The EV3 Programming app allows you to program the EV3 using Bluetooth communication, and includes a Get Started lesson plan, six tutorials, […]

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2016 Summer LEGO Engineering Institute for Educators

The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is pleased to announce the return of our Summer LEGO Engineering Institute for Educators. Beginning EV3 Workshop July 18-22, 2016 9:00-4:00 $650 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is a powerful and engaging tool for teaching engineering, technology, science, and math. Tufts University’s CEEO Summer LEGO Engineering Institute gives […]

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The Sound of Music

The idea of this challenge is to make a musical instrument using the EV3 brick. You should try to emulate the real instrument’s look and sound. Note: Although this framed as an EV3-based challenged, it could be modified to work with other platforms, including WeDo. Constraints Your program must play notes individually in response to […]

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Assessing student work in robotics and engineering

In this video, Professor Ethan Danahy from Tufts University provides insights to his philosophies of assessment within his first-year intro-to-engineering course on robotics (using LEGO MINDSTORMS and LabVIEW Graphical Programming) and the techniques he uses for numerically evaluating his students throughout the semester. In evaluating group projects, a midterm exam, and leveraging peer evaluation, Prof. […]

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LEGO Learning Symposium 2016

The LEGO Learning Symposium was held 6-7 June 2016 at Tufts University (Boston, USA). Teachers, administrators, and other educational partners from 16 different countries came together over the two day event to explore how K-12 learning happens in science, engineering, mathematics, literacy, and other disciplines using LEGO technologies. The Symposium featured a keynote presentation from […]

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Open Roberta: Beta 1.3.0 Released

A new version of Open Roberta (beta 1.3.0) was recently released, and includes a 2D simulation of a robot with differential drive. This is a simulation of a two-dimensional robot model equipped with two wheels (differential drive), an ultrasonic sensor, a touch sensor, a color sensor, and the display of an LED. In addition, different […]

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