Tag Archive: tutorial

Feb 16

Import your Very Own Robot into the Virtual Robotics Toolkit

This week’s tutorial will walk you through the Virtual Robotics Toolkit’s robot import wizard and show you how you can use your very own robot in the simulation software. 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 …

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Feb 09

Modify your VRT Robot with the Attachments Dialog

This week, I teach you how to use the attachments dialog in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit to modify the sample robot in order to more effectively complete the challenge. In addition, you will also learn some other aspects of the software such as the sensor data display. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics …

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Feb 02

Exploring the Sample Challenges Offered by the VRT

This week’s video will cover the various sample challenges offered by the Virtual Robotics Toolkit that will test your robot building skills. Also, I will discuss the new WRO Virtual category, which allows you to submit a virtual robot and compete from home. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by …

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Jan 26

Drive your First Virtual Robot – Getting Started with the Virtual Robotics Toolkit

This week, I teach you how to start up your Virtual Robotics Toolkit for the first time and get started with driving your very first virtual robot! You will also learn some of the features of the simulator that are necessary to get started. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made …

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Jan 19

How to Get Building Instructions and BOM from an LDD Model

This video will teach you how to create printable building instructions and a parts list/bill of materials for the EV3 robot that you have created in Lego Digital Designer. 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 …

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Jan 12

LDD Basics – Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer

This week, I will be covering the basics you will need to know in order to build your very own EV3 robot in LEGO Digital Designer. 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, …

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Jan 05

Introduction to the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT)

Introduction to the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, which is the topic of my tutorials for the next few weeks. 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 a cost-effective alternative. If you are interested …

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Dec 08

Mindsensors EV3Lights – Tips, Tricks and Hacks

This week, I’m discussing the new EV3Lights by Mindsensors. I will explain what they are, what’s included in the package, talk about alternative power options, as well as how to program them and teach you a few of my very own hacks (multicolors, pulsing, etc.). The Mindsensors EV3Lights are LED lights that are controlled by …

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Dec 01

WRO – The Competition Explained

Have you ever considered competing in WRO (World Robotic Olympiad)? It’s a group of robotics competitions for kids from Elementary to University levels. This week’s tutorial will teach you all about WRO: from scheduling, the competition types, alternative ways to qualify, etc. FLL Schedule: http://www.first-lego-league.org/en/2016.html WRO Schedule: http://www.wro-usa.org/register My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 …

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Nov 10

Comments – The Most Useful Pieces of Code that do Nothing

How can something that doesn’t do anything be so useful? Comments are a feature used in many programming languages, EV3-G included. They don’t play any function in the program, so they are very useful for keeping notes on what is happening at each part of the program. EV3 comments can also be used to make …

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