SNATCH3R: Autonomous Robotic Arm

The SNATCH3R is one of the most advanced robots in the EV3 Discovery Book. It can autonomously find, grab and lift the infrared beacon. If you like, you can also drive it around using the remote control and pick up objects on the way! You can find step-by-step building instructions in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3...

Star Wars BB8

This BB8 from Star Wars is a self-balancing robot I developed with Anton Vanhoucke and Ellen Pennings. It’s based on the previous generation of the balancing ball bot, but this one uses omniwheels to drive. In addition to balancing, this allows the robot to turn its head. Balancing happens autonomously using a control loop that...

MINDSTORMS EV3 Ball Balancing Robot

This robot is able to balance itself on a ball, using a mechanical design and software that is very similar to two segway type of robots running at the same time. One of these “segways” uses two motors and a gyroscopic sensor to control the ball in the forward/backward direction, while another set of motors...

EXPLOR3R Building Instructions

The EXPLOR3R is the first robot in The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book. It’s a versatile wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines. Chapters 1-9 in the book use this vehicle to demonstrate the ins and outs of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 programming. The examples in the book show you...

BRICK SORT3R: Sort LEGO bricks by color and size

Have you always wanted to sort your LEGO bricks automatically? Now you can build a robot to do it for you! BRICK SORT3R can sort LEGO bricks by color and size. Check out a video of the robot in action below: Tutorial Do you want to build your own brick sorting machine? Complete step-by-step building...

Tutorial: Building BALANC3R

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions to build BALANC3R, a self-balancing LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot. Requirements 1x LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 #31313 Home Edition. (If you have the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education Core set #45544, you can build Gyro Boy instead.) 1x Gyroscopic Sensor. Use one of the following sensors: EV3 Gyro by LEGO (pictured below) NXT...

Tutorial: Most Useless Machine EV3R

This useless machine is inspired by the “Most Useless Machine EVER” by “SaskView”. Now you can build one too, using the instructions below. All you need is one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit (#31313). Leave a comment if you build one – let’s see how many pointless machines we can build together! Video


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