Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 28

PiStorms Project Part 6: Adding Sensors and Mechanical Finishing Touches

This week I add EV3 Ultrasonic and Infrared sensors to the PolyLander, as well as add some reinforcement and redesign the rear jack, to mechanically complete the robot. Next Monday, we get to programming! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. …

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Dec 21

PiStorms Project Part 5: Building a Finalized Lift Mech

This week, after much experimentation, I have created a working climbing mechanism for the PiStorms Omnilander successor; one that is very similar to that of the 2013 model. In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the …

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Dec 17

What are the 3 Types of Turns for an FLL Robot?

This EV3 programming tutorial will teach you about three different kinds of turns that you can use with an FLL robot: the Spin turn, Pivot turn and Smooth turn. It will explain what they are, how to program them, and when to use them in the FLL game. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 …

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Dec 14

PiStorms Project Part 4: Experimenting with Different Climbing Mechs

This week, I experiment with different types of climbing mechanisms for what is soon to become the PiStorms-actuated successor to the Omnilander. In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that …

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Dec 10

Program your EV3 Line Follower to Cross Intersections in Lines Unaffected

This EV3 programming tutorial will teach you how to program your line follower robot to cross over intersections in lines without affecting the line following. This is especially useful for FLL Trash Trek, where there are many good lines to follow, but most of them have intersections that may affect the line following adversely. My …

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Dec 07

PiStorms Project Part 3: Building the Chassis

This week, I assemble the chassis of what is soon to become the PiStorms-actuated successor to the Omnilander. In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows you to connect …

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Dec 03

How to Make a 2 Sensor Proportional Line Follower in EV3-G

This EV3 programming tutorial will teach you how to make a 2-sensor proportional line follower in EV3-G. This is a combination of two different line followers that I have previously made. This line follower is great for use in FLL. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of November were: Albert Bricker …

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