Robot Designs

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EV3 Enterprise (Recommended build for our lessons)

enterprise

EV3 Enterprise is a robot built using parts from the 31313 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Set. This robot has a base that only uses 82 pieces. Sensor and motor modules easily snap on to the base robot as the student needs. (The robot has optional instructions for adding a gyro and second color sensor. The infrared can also replaced with the ultrasonic if needed.)
This robot has been tested and approved by EV3Lessons.com
Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan


EV3 Discovery (Recommended build for our lessons)

enterprise

EV3 Discovery is a robot built using parts from the 45544 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Set. Sensor and motor modules easily snap on to the base robot as the student needs. (The robot has optional instructions for adding a second color sensor.)
This robot has been tested and approved by EV3Lessons.com
Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan


Droid Bot 2.0

DroidBot

This build replaces Droidbot 1.0.

Droid Bot 2.0 is a robot build using only parts from 45544 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set + 1 color sensor.

There is also an optional handle that can be added when the robots are used in camps or classrooms.

This robot has been tested and approved by Droids Robotics/ EV3Lessons.com

Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan


Droid Bot JR

DroidBot

Droid Bot JR is a robot build using only parts from 31313 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Set. This build is slightly smaller than Droid Bot 2.0, but still has many similar features. An optional handle allows for easy carrying in classrooms. It has been designed to allow the builder to easily replace the infrared sensor with the ultrasonic, use a rechargeable battery, and add a gyro sensor if needed. This robot has been tested and approved by Droids Robotics/ EV3Lessons.com

Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan


EV3 Endeavour

DroidBot

Endeavour is a basic robot build using *only* 45544 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set. Note: You will need a second color sensor to do the Squaring lesson.

Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan

Many of our lessons are compatible with the NXT. To check EV3-NXT compatibility, please visit: Compatibility Chart



The Cyberbot (recommended NXT build for our lessons)

DroidBot

This new NXT robot design is compact and very sturdy - ideal for classroom usage. It has been designed for use in our lessons and also works well on our Training Mats. We name it Cyberbot because of its distinctive handle which makes it look like a Cyberman from Dr. Who. The robot features a shielded color sensor as well as modular/easy to add sensors and a third motor.

Designed by: Sanjay and Arvind Seshan, Droids Robotics


These designs have been contributed by members of the FLL and Lego Robotics community. Unless you see a "tested and approved by Droids Robotics/EV3Lessons" these designs have not been used with our lessons. They are included here to give you inspiration/ideas. They may require parts beyond the retail or educational kits.



RileyRover - EV3 Build

Riley Rover

This is a simple, quick-build design that has been used by classroom teachers around the world. You can easily add attachments and sensors to this build.

Design by: Dr. Damien Kee


DomaBot - NXT Build

DomaBot

This is a basic robot using the NXT that is good for classrooms. Since the brick is low to the ground, this design is a very stable build. The design incorporates all the basic sensors needed for classroom activities.

Design by: Dr. Damien Kee.


Camp Bot - NXT Build

Camp Bot

This is a simple, quick-build design that can be built easily by students in a camp.

Design by: Sam Last


NXTBot - NXT Build

NXTBot

This is great starting robot design that uses the NXT. It features an outer wall as well as two touch sensors. This robot can also line follow.

Design by: Tim, Team Cassapeia


Compact Bot - EV3 Build

compact-bot

Compact Bot is a basic robot build using the 45544 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set + 1 motor. It has a back bumper for aligning (straightening the robot by bumping into walls and objects) and a third large motor for attachments. There are a few variations on the build available on this site.

Design by: Brian Wheeler, Hoosier Girlz


YoungLings Starter Bot - EV3 Build

compact-bot

This robot is a good starter robot. It can be built using the EV3 Education base kit plus 1 color sensor and an NXT motor. The sensors in front act as a bumper.

Design by: YoungLings


Bayou Bot - EV3 Build

Bayou Bot

This is a robot that has a strong outer frame with shielded color sensors. It uses two color sensors, an ultrasonic and a gyro. It uses large motorcycle wheels and a ball wheel. This robot has been physically built by the designer.

Design by: Bayou Builders


HOMI3 - EV3 Build

HOMI3

This robot is made with parts in the EV3 home edition only. It has a basic system for attaching motorized and passive attachments.

Design by: Markus Böge, Team SAPfinity


Optimal Prime - EV3 Build

Optimal Prime

This is a quick-build robot that uses only 37 pieces including motors, sensors and wires. It features the gyro, touch and color sensors.

Design by: Benjamin Popp


NXTRov3r - NXT Build

Driving Bas3

This is a base robot similar to the one available in the Educational EV3 set (45544), but constructed with parts available in the NXT set.

Design by: Ahmad Sahar


Driving Bas3 - EV3 Build

Driving Bas3

This is a base robot similar to the one available in the Educational EV3 set (45544), but constructed with parts available in the retail (31313) set.

Design by: Ahmad Sahar


COR3 - EV3 Build

COR3

This is a base robot built with one EV3 Education Core Set (45544). This robot can be used as a learning tool as well as a basic design for FIRST LEGO League.

Design by: Michael Buss Anderson


NXT Driving Base - NXT Build

NXT Driving Base

This is a base robot similar to the one available in the Educational EV3 set (45544), but constructed with the NXT.

Design by: Muhannad Al-Khodari, roboticarena.net

This section is devoted to Sumo bots. This can be an activity for both FIRST LEGO League and WRO teams.



BooYoo and XOR

Blast Sumo Robots

BooYoo and XOR are Sumo Bot design by Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos. They feature three sets of wheels and two ultrasonic sensors each. To learn more about these robots, read this article.

Designed by: Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos

SamBot

SamBot

SamBot is an EV3 Sumobot design by Anderson Harayashiki Moreira. It features two ultrasonic sensors and a ramp made of LEGO Brick Separators.

Designed by: Anderson Harayashiki Moreira

Simple SuGO Bot (EV3)

SuGo Bot

This is an EV3 Sumo Bot design by Mr. Phil. It uses Mindsensor's SumoEyes. It is shared here with his permission. For more information on this design as well as lots of resources and documentation on the SuGO competitions visit the GEARS website devoted to SuGO .

Designed by: Phil Malone, GEARS

Flipper SumoBot

SuGo Bot

This Sumo Bot can be built using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313 retail set's parts. It features a front flipper, wide rubber tires for good traction, and the EV3 Infrared Sensor for manual operation via the EV3 Remote Control. Download the "Custom Remote" .ev3 project file for Remote Control operation. The EV3 Color Sensor allows for the robot to back up when "seeing" the perimeter line around the Lego Sumo ring. As an option, the pair of red 2L Technic Axles allow for mounting the Mindsensors "Sumo Eyes" to run the SuGObot program.

Designed by: David Luders

Triple-Torque Battlebot

SuGo Bot

This LEGO MINDTORMS EV3 Sumo Bot uses three EV3 Large Motors, two of which have "triple torque" due to gearing. In the false-colored picture, the pink 12-tooth gear that is directly connected to the EV3 Large Motor touches the turquoise 36-tooth gear. This "gearing down" increases its torque three times, for increased pushing power. The center motor operates the yellow "flipper" arms for upending opposing robots in a Lego Sumo or Battlebot competition. Parts from the EV3 45544 Education Set are supplemented by the third motor and EV3 Color Sensor (for detecting the edge of a Lego Sumo arena). You can use your spare parts to make the flipper larger; with it in the "up" position, it measures ~7"x7" (~22x22 studs). The EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor detects the opposing robot, or it can be replaced by a Mindsensors "Sumo Eyes" sensor for SuGObot competitions.

Designed by: David Luders

Four-Wheel Drive Sumo Bot

Sumo Bot

This is a four-wheel drive LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Sumo Bot.

Designed by: Sam Last