Lesson: 20L ESR Introduction to the EV3 Robot

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This lesson introduces the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot and aligns it with the 4 characteristics of a robot (manufactured, computer-based, senses environment & responds to instructions), and identifies/describes its parts and capabilities.
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1) Watch this video describing the parts of LEGO EV3.  As you do, pause the video and open your starter bag to find the matching parts:

2) These next two videos from LEGO also describe the parts in your starter bag (you will level-up to the entire kit EV3 kit by end of Unit 4):

LEGO Unboxing Brick, Motors & Sensors Video

LEGO Unboxing cables (wires) Video

 

3) Watch these videos of cool robots made of from the LEGO EV3 (or the earlier NXT):

EV3 Rubik's Cube Solver (watch first 3:30)

 

NXT Sudoku Solver

 

NXT Paper Airplane Maker/Launcher

3) Answer these questions:

What are all the parts in the bag called? 

What do they do?

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