Tag Archive: fll robot

Sep 29

EV3 vs NXT in FLL – Is the EV3 Really Superior?

Does an EV3 really have an advantage over an NXT in an FLL competition? Today, I discuss using an EV3 or NXT brick to power your FLL robot. I discuss what advantages an EV3 may have over an NXT, and give suggestions on how an NXT team can compete against EV3 teams in an FLL …

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Jun 30

Sirius 1.2 – Same FLL Robot, More Obtainable Parts

Announcing the release of Sirius 1.2, a modified FLL robot on the Downloads page of my website (builderdude35.com). This robot is a slightly altered version of my original FLL robot, Sirius. This version has been modified to use more obtainable motorcycle wheels and NXT motors. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month …

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Sirius 1.2 LDD

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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Oct 22

Advice for Aligning an FLL Robot in Base

Properly aligning your FLL robot in base before launching the program is crucial to the success of that mission. However, remembering where to place the robot for each mission can be very difficult. This video offers a piece of advice that will make aligning the FLL robot in Base much easier. My Patreon supporter(s) for …

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Oct 15

A Quick Tip for Countering Slop Distance

As discussed in a previous video, Slop Distance is a measure of the inconsistency that using a certain size wheel can bring onto an EV3 robot. The taller the wheel, the greater the slop distance. This video will offer advice on how you can use your EV3 sensors to minimize the negative effects of slop …

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