EV3 Assembling & Programming Instructions

1. Build Your Robot

Open the EV3 Mindstorm Manual -it should be in your box...if not, here is a link: Driving Base_Assembly Manual. This manual will guide you step-by-step in the building of your EV3. Go ahead, begin assembling your robot...and have fun!
(Approximately 83 pages)


2. Program Your Robot

The base structure of your robot is complete. You will now learn how to program your robot. There are two ways that you will code your EV3. First is to hand code the Brick directly. Second is to eventually code it with your computer.

Let's start by learning how to hand code the actual robot. Click on this link to access Brick Programming Tutorials.
Also, if you don't already have one...here is the EV3 Programming Gradesheet!

Watch the following videos...and follow along as the gentleman explains program your robot:

1. EV3 Brick and Menu Intro

    • Turn on the brick.
    • Learn the 4 Menus.

2. On -Brick Port View

    • Explore

3. On -Brick Programming

    • Image, Sound & Timing.

4. Create an On-Brick Program

    • The EV3 successfully Drive forward 1 second. Turn Around and Drive back to start.

5. How to Program

  • Touch Sensor
    The EV3’s will drive forward, when trigger is touched, it will turn right 2 seconds then back to straight again (loop).

Now Apply The Skills You Learned Above To The Following Sensors:
(These programs can be found in your Lego Assembly Manual.)

Ultrasonic Sensor (p.47)
The EV3 moved forward and stopped when its ultrasonic sensor came within 30 cm. of the cube.
Image And Code

Gyro Sensor (p.53)
The EV3 moved forward for a few seconds and then turned 45 degrees and moved forward for another few seconds.
Image And Code

Create Front Arm Lift (p.68)
The EV3’s front arm lift closed down over the cube and then dragged it backwards for a few seconds.
Image And Code

Color Sensor (p.72)
Down: The EV3’s came to a stop when the color sensor crossed a color line.
Image And Code

Forward: The EV3’s move for a few seconds when the blue portion of the cube was placed in front of the color sensor.
Image And Code