Lego Mindstorm

Don't forget to log your progress every day.  

Artifacts:  Pictures and videos of your creations--uploaded to classroom in the ARTIFACTS assignment.  You should work on the project for the full 8 days.  The number of contraptions created will depend on the intricacy of the contraptions.  

Resources:
Lego Mindstorms Idea Book--181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book--4 Robot Ideas
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory--5 Robot Ideas

Computer 14 is loaded with the Lego Mindstorm Software.  
Dr. E's Challenges--Click on the "Challenges" drop down on the top left hand corner of the page.  Choose a Cycle to find the challenges within that cycle.  

Option 1
Create a Preset Robot Using Lego Books

The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book
4 Robot Ideas:
ANTY: The Robotic Ant 
Formula EV3: A Racing Robot
SNATCH3R: Autonomous Robotic Arm
LAVA R3X:  The Humanoid that Walks and Talks

The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory Book
5 Robot Ideas:
ROV3R: A Car with a Grabber
WATCHGOOZ3: A Walking/Honking Goose Robot
SENTIN3L: A Walking Robot With Weapons and A Shield
T-R3X:  A Walking Robot
Option 2
Create An Original Robot that Can Perform Tasks
(Complete 2)

1. Build a robot that can climb as steep a ramp as possible--        document the ramp slope.
2. Build a robot that can greet someone--a hand wave, a fist bump, saying hello!
3. Build a robot that can throw a cotton ball 3 feet.
4. Build a robot that can pick up 3 cotton balls.
5.  A Robot "Vacuum" that can clean the floor by traveling over every space on a "floor"
6. A Robot that can complete an Bang and Bump Race around the track 2X.
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