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


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