Tag Archive: fll

Jul 24

VRT Update 2017 – Awesome New Features!

The 2017 version of the VRT is now out, and it includes some great new features, including the 2016 FLL mat and 2017 WRO challenges! The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for a physical robot, offering …

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Oct 06

PID Line Follower for EV3 – The Ultimate Line Follower!

  This video will teach you everything you need to know in order to program a PID line follower for your EV3 robot. In the video, I explain how to measure your target Color Sensor light value; I explain the three aspects of PID line following (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) and the math behind them; I …

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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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Sep 15

How to Make your FLL Robot Drive Straight – EV3 Motor Encoders

Today, I will teach you how you can use the EV3 motor’s inbuilt encoders to make your FLL robot drive straight. The program we will make today uses the difference between the encoder values of the EV3 motors to keep an FLL robot tracking in a straight line. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 …

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Sep 08

Gyro Following – More Accurately Control your FLL Robot

The EV3 Gyro is an extremely useful sensor if you are building an FLL robot. Today, I will teach you how to make a program called “Gyro Following,” in which you can use the EV3 gyro to set the desired speed and angle you want your FLL robot to travel in, and the program will …

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Sep 01

Improve the Accuracy of the EV3 Gyro – 3 Simple Tips

Many people who have used the EV3 gyro sensor may have found it to have reliability issues. Today, I will teach you three important tips that will improve the accuracy of your EV3 gyro, one of which will be to teach you how to properly recalibrate the EV3 gyro. These three tips will help you …

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Aug 22

How to Program an Acceleration MyBlock in NXT-G

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how to write an acceleration program for your FLL robot. This will allow you to avoid accuracy-robbing wheelspin when your FLL robot begins to drive. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much! …

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Aug 15

Calibrating the Sensors on your NXT Robot

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how you can calibrate the sensors on your FLL robot. I will explain how to download the program onto your NXT, how to use the program and when to use the program in an FLL event. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July …

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Aug 08

How to Program a Proportional Line Follower in NXT-G

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how to write a proportional line following program for your FLL robot. This will be very useful because it will increase the consistency and accuracy of your FLL programs. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker and Turnabout Akamia. …

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Aug 04

Quickly Program an FLL Robot with Port View and EV3 Motor Encoders

Today’s video will teach you how you can quickly program your FLL robot by using the EV3’s built-in motor encoders and the EV3 Port View. Measure distance on the FLL mat and use these measurements to efficiently and effectively program your FLL robot. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July …

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