Why doesn’t my robot drive straight?

It seems reasonable to expect that when you program a robot to drive straight, it should just work. And, of course, this is what the Move Steering block in the EV3 Software is designed to do. The Move Steering block makes use of shaft encoders in the motors and a proportional feedback controller in the software, to keep the motors in sync with […]

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Make Way for Ducklings

The classic children’s book Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey provided inspiration for a workshop at the LEGO Learning Symposium 2016. Led by the EDGErs, the workshop was intended to provide participants with an opportunity to explore some intermediate to advanced tools and techniques relating to the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 platform, including: Bluetooth communication between EV3 bricks Proportional controls […]

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2017 Summer LEGO Engineering Institute for Educators

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is a powerful and engaging tool for teaching engineering, technology, science, and mathematics. Tufts University’s CEEO Summer LEGO Engineering Institute gives teachers the background they need to make effective use of LEGO robotics in their classrooms. Through hands-on, open-ended design projects, participants will learn engineering concepts, LEGO hardware & software, and related […]

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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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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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LEGO Learning Symposium 2016

The 6th 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 […]

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