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Unit 5: Robots

Students will utilize their coding skills to build and program robots to compete in a variety of activities.

Topic
Purpose
Lesson
1. Check Lego Parts Students will check that the container they are assigned has all the necessary Lego Parts. After this stage, the students are responsible for all missing parts. Parts List
2. Assembling & Programming Your EV3 Students will begin to build their EV3 robots and in the process learn how to install and program all of the sensors.

Robot Building Guide.

Grade Sheet

3. Challenge #1: The Maze Students must Hand Code their Robots (Do not use your computer for this project) to successfully cross the board through a maze using all the sensors being provided them.

Mobile or YouTube

Grade Sheet

4. Computer Coding Your EV3

Students will learn how to code their robots using the “Lego Mindstorms Education EV3” app. on their computers.


Tutorials: Open the “Lego Mindstorms Education EV3” app. that has been downloaded to your computer. Select “Robot Educator.” Watch each of the tutorials in the “Basics” segment. Note: you will need these coding skills inorder to complete Challenge #2

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Grade Sheet

5. Challenge #2: Parking Lot Students must use their computers to write a code that will navigate their robots between 4 parking slots using sensors.The sensors the students will rely upon are: 1. Color 2.Gyroscope.

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7. Challenge #4: "Robot Soccer:" Purpose: Students will use their smart phones and/or ipads in order to direct their robots to transport more balls into a goal than their opponents.

Mobile or YouTube

Grade Sheet

8. Challenge #5: "Battle Royale: Students will use their smart phones and/or ipads in order to direct their robots to battle and immobilize their opponents robots on the class court. The last remaining robot that is mobile and in-bounds wins.

Grade Sheet

YouTube / Mobile

Temp Robots


Questions? jharrington@sthelenaunified.org