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EV3 Parade

Details

Space: 
inside
Time: 
4-5 hours
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Key Terms: 
Servo
autonomous
circumference
rotations
loop
wait
color sensor
parade
Materials: 
EV3

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

Student teams will build a float for a parade and use their EV3 to autonomously pull the float around the parade route without crashing into other floats.  Teams will pick a theme to decorate their float and then engineer a hitch to attach to the EV3. This Powerpoint from Lawrence Tech University has numerous tips and recommendations.

Student Summary: 

Your team will write if/then statements to program the color sensor so that the autonomous robot will follow the black line on the parade route that will be on the floor of the class.  Each group will build a parade float and engineer a hitch to attach their float to the robot. You will test your code and make a few minor iterations in the code so that it stays on the parade route.  The EV3 robots need to do exactly what you programmed them to do. Your group will program a sensor to stop when it recognizes something in front of it so they won’t crash into other parade floats.

Lesson Phases

Plan

What is the theme of your float?
Do you have all of the materials you need to pull this off?
Description: 
Your team will write if/then statements to program the color sensor so that the autonomous robot will follow the black line on the parade route that will be on the floor of the class.

Build

What was the most difficult part of programming the sensor?
Description: 
Build your float and begin building and testing your code to follow the line. It is very important to start testing your trailer hitch.

Test

What is a loop?
Explain how your hitch works?
Description: 
Test your code and make minor iterations in the code so that it will follow the line.

Parade

What is your favorite float?
Rate your craftsmanship on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best.
Why did you give your team that rating?
Description: 
You have tested your EV3 and your float should work. Now it is time to put all of the EV3’s on the track and have the parade.

Student Video

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