Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 21

PID Line Follower for EV3 (Part 2) – K Values and How to Improve Performance

The PID line follower is the ultimate EV3 line following program. It is mathematically complex, but it can compensate for a lot of errors and keep your robot right on track. It is a popular line follower to use in FLL or WRO. Previously, I taught you how to program a PID line follower. Today, …

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Sep 14

FLL Robot Wheels – Evaluating the Compatibility of New Wheels with Sirius

Sirius is a very popular FLL robot design that many beginners choose to start off with. It has a lot of great features and qualities that make it unique and a great starting point for an FLL. However, one flaw in Sirius’ design is that its tall motorcycle wheels are just a tad too short, …

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Sep 07

The Best Wheels for Your FLL Robot – Two New Tests You Can Try

Wheel choice is a crucial part of an FLL robot design. This week, I’m re-opening the discussion and introducing two new tests you can try that will help you determine the relative traction of different types of wheels, and ultimately allow you to decide what kind of wheels you should use with your FLL robot. …

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