Robot EV3: Sense It!

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In this lesson, students will learn how to program his/her wheeled Lego EV3 Robot to perform a three point turn and use the Ultrasonic Sensor as a “parking sensor," so that his/her wheeled robot stops a given distance from an obstacle when it is reversing. Lesson 3 of 4.

Introduction

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This is lesson three of four lessons of the project Robot EV3: Build It!, Program It!, Sense It! Operate It!, in which students will design, build and create a program for a Lego EV3 robot that can sense its environment and act by making a sound when it is finished.

For this lesson students may use a robot design with a driving base OR students may use a previous robot (refer to previous lesson, "Robot EV3: Build It!").

In this lesson, students will learn how to program his/her wheeled robot to perform a three point turn and use the Ultrasonic Sensor as a “parking sensor," so that his/her wheeled robot stops a given distance from an obstacle when it is reversing.

Students may continue working from the Programming Palettes (refer to lesson 2 of 4, "Robot EV3: Program It!) at the bottom of their computer screen onto the Programming Canvas by selecting the plus (+) tab OR student may begin with a new Programming Palettes by left clicking on file, and selecting new program. Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 to break down the problem and build towards a solution to successfully complete their program.

As a Teacher, I highly suggest that you take pictures and or video clips of your students throughout all of the lessons. It can serve as an awesome demonstration/model for the final project to share with your students toward the end of lesson 4 (Robot EV3: Operate It!).

Materials needed per student or pair of students:

Lesson Times

Lesson Time (1 Day = 55 Minutes)
3 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Software and Systems Development
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (1)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • formulate the concept of a robot and computer programming communication .
  • Identify barriers to accurate and appropriate programming communication.
  • program a wheeled robot to perform a 3 point turn.

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