Light and Gryo Sensor Calibration

LightSensorExampleI’m a robotics mentor for FIRST LEGO League teams. I’ve made an EV3 project to help them students calibrate sensors and would like to make it available to all the kids out there doing FLL. This was originally included with NXT, but the EV3 software is missing it, and I’d like to fill that gap.

The project file Calibration.ev3 includes two simple calibration programs. One to calibrate a gyro sensor and one to calibrate a light sensor (actually a color sensor used as a light sensor).

The project file includes instructions detailing how to use the two calibration programs.

Light sensor calibration

I hope that these programs being public will help students who are otherwise frightened by the challenges that come with using sensors that require calibration.

Download: Calibration.ev3

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Benjamin has been a mentor for FLL teams for 4 years. He enjoys programming and teaching, and currently works as an engineer at National Instruments.

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2 thoughts on “Light and Gryo Sensor Calibration

  1. Apologies for being dense, the program is given so I think quite easy to set it up with the EV3 program but how to use it to calibrate?

    I know the in thing now is to let learner learn by doing but when he doesn’t know what to do, someone must help him along so I hope there will be someone willing

    1. Hi Peter, thanks for the feedback. Have you downloaded the attached *.ev3 file or are you just going off the screenshot? The project file includes instructions.

      I’ll amend the post to make this clearer.

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