Robots are amazing objects in the way that they help us to solve problems and perform functions with a precision that surpasses the ability of humans. It is hard to believe how far we have come in just a generation, as we have opened up new possibilities with robots. In some countries, children are now being taught in school to build robots!
LEGO Mindstorms is a platform of both software and hardware produced by the LEGO company for building robots, using Lego building blocks to come up with programmable robots. Each variation of the system has an intelligent component called the brick computer that works as the control station; it is then accompanied by modular motors and sensors, and finally lego parts to come up with a mechanical system. LEGO Mindstorms has become a sensation because one does not need to spend a lot of money to build a robot. Interestingly, the parts are movable enough to make different kinds of robots with the same robotics kit. It is also simpler to make the robots at home using the kit and it is really fun for kids to play around as they learn how to use code to control robots.
In this post we are sharing some of the best robot projects that have been built using LEGO Mindstorms EV3.
These projects are an indicator of how accurate robots can be when it comes to offering solutions to problems, encouraging creativity and helping in critical thinking. Help us appreciate the kids who made these robots with their own efforts, making these robots some of the most amazing projects to be accomplished using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. Feel free to leave a link to any other cool LMS projects you would like to share with us on the comments section below.
Playing Guitar LEGO Mindstorms EV3
In the video below, you are going to see how the EV3 robot can play the music called Littles Talks by Of Monsters of Men in an amazing way. Its mind blowing how this robot was built, after watching the whole act. To understand more about how the talented robot achieved this milestone, head down to the comments section and see how the technological achievement was realized.
Robotic Arm LEGO EV3
We have seen movies like Iron Man and other Marvel Studio movies show us how robots are used to lift objects with robotic arms. How cool would it be if you could manage to lift heavy objects with a robotic cyborg arm? The robotic arm in the video below is a smart project accomplished by a talented tech lover who used his programming skills to make an EV3 robotic arm. Check out how inspiring this project is. It will give you the thought that you can make your own robotic arm. Talent is a beautiful thing.
EV3 Robot playing Simon says
As you were growing up, you must have come across the childhood game Simon says. It is an interesting game that children play nowadays as part of a social team activity. Now, some kids have taken it further to playing Simon says with an EV3 programmable robot. The following video that was recorded by Francois Dubuc shows how he achieved playing the game with a robot.
T-shirt folding mechanism by LEGO Mindstorms EV3
After laundry, folding t-shirts is usually a chore that most people do not like doing. That issue has been resolved by an EV3 robot which can help you fold your T-shirts in a neat and organized way. If you can set up your robot, you will have plenty of room to sit on your bed where you used to pile up all your clothes. You only need to program your robot, and you will be on your way to automating t-shirt folding.
Rubics cube solving Mindstorm EV3 robot
It is tough to solve the rubics cube for the majority of people. But that has been changed, thanks to the amazing video below which shows you, how you can solve a rubics cube using an EV3 robot. You can program this robot to solve the rubics cube in only 22 moves, how impressive is that? Check out the clip below, and you will feel so dumb spending hours or even days solving the rubics cube.
How efficient can robots get? It’s amazing the problems you can solve using EV3 robots. To take it a bit further, you can now program a virtual robot which is compatible with an EV3 brick. There is an online coding environment that is called CoderZ, where a Brickbot, which is essentially a robot you can come up with a code for, and you download the program of your EV3 robot using Lejos. If you come to think about it, the next generation of kids will take robotics to a new level, thanks to other technologies that will help LEGO Mindstorm help kids to learn more about robotics in a cool and fun way.