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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Create apps for NXT with MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor is a web-based tool for creating apps for Android phones. The apps you create are stored on a server and can be downloaded to your phone or computer as well. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create an app for your robot. You could, for example, create a simple […]

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A Week in the Life #11: Sumobot to Battlebot

I teach an introductory course using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set. My students are 7th graders who are required to take the course and may not necessarily have any background in programming/building. My school is on a trimester schedule so the course runs for thirteen weeks at a time. For this particular trimester I have […]

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Programming Bluetooth on EV3

On 27 February 2015, a small group of EDGErs went to LEGOLAND in California for an EV3 Hackathon. This post documents one of the projects that came out of the event. Wireless projects using Bluetooth technology can be loads of fun and very engaging. They can definitely bring a “wow” factor into your lessons, and […]

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Bluetooth remote control: Tank drive

How could you use an NXT as a remote control for a robot car? Here’s one approach from the NXT Master Class “Terrific Transport”, held at the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, 26 Jun 2013. Today we successfully managed to get the remote control function happening and felt very proud of ourselves. We also managed to get […]

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NXT car with NXT bluetooth remote

The NXT’s Bluetooth feature enables NXTs to send messages to each other wirelessly. What’s that good for? Well, lots of things – including making your own remote control car (where you make the car and the remote!). NOTE: This project requires two NXT bricks. Building The car has two motors on either side of the […]

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