NOTE: These tutorials have been largely superceded; go to http://www.DrGraeme.org
Free Tutorial Videos for the LEGO MindStorms EV3 set using EV3-G.
These free tutorial videos for LEGO MindStorms EV3 sets are grouped into roughly five sections, all of which are still under construction. The preliminary "A" videos are mainly "setting the scene" for the later tutorials. These later tutorials have been combined in the "Fun with LEGO EV3 for Absolute Beginners" courses outlined in options "A9", "A10" or "A11" below. These courses are the suggested way to use these videos, because we have found from past experience that the video order used in this course is the easiest way students learn from these tutorials.
If you have had previous EV3 experience, you may prefer to choose the "B", "C", "D" and "E" videos individually, but be aware that these tutorials assume that you have already done the previous lower-numbered tutorials, so it is a good idea to do the "B" to "E" Challenges in roughly the order shown in these lists.
Starting out with the LEGO MindStorms EV3 Tutorials.
These "A" videos are mainly "setting the scene" for the later EV3 tutorials. The A0 tutorial introduces the series. To get the best from these tutorials, it is important to look at the A1 tutorial. If you are using the EV3 Home set, you will also need to look at video A2, but this is not necessary if you have the EV3 Education set, as your school IT person will be responsible for installing the Education software. The other "A" tutorials can be taken when needed.
- A0. Introducing the Robotics Tutorials.
- A1. Making the most of the Dr Graeme Videos - Video Captions, Caption translation, and Educational Equity, click here.
- A2. Download and install the free LEGO MindStorms EV3-G home edition programming software.
- A3. Adding a LEGO MindStorms EV3 Infrared Sensor to the EV3 Education Set.
- A4. Adding a LEGO MindStorms EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor to the EV3 Home Set.
- A5. Adding an Ultrasonic Sensor Block to the LEGO MindStorms EV3 Home Set editor.
- A6. What does an ePub reader offer to our Tutorials?
- A7. How to download and install FireFox (which has a useful ePub reader for use with the "A9" ePub).
- A8. How to add an ePub Reader to FireFox (for use when reading the ePub eBook you can download in "A9" below). If you are using an Apple, the standard iBook reader can read ePub eBooks.
- A9. "Fun with LEGO EV3 for Absolute Beginners" - Download ePub eBook.
- A10. "Fun with LEGO EV3 for Absolute Beginners" - Download pdf eBook.
- A11. "Fun with LEGO EV3 for Absolute Beginners" - Go to free Udemy MOOC version.
Building a 2-wheeled EV3 Robot, Robot faces, speech, straight lines and curves.
These "B" videos are mainly beginner videos introducing how to build and control the simplest LEGO MindStorms EV3 two-wheel robot (although we do sneak in a three-wheel robot in B4 to cope with some difficult carpet conditions). We learn about robot faces and voices, plus how to teach our robot to go in straight and curved paths.
- B1. Build your very first LEGO MindStorms EV3 robot, Botticelli; click here.
- B2. Teach your LEGO MindStorms EV3 Robot Botticelli to move using EV3-G.
- B3. Approaching an Alien, click here.
- B4. Build your second LEGO MindStorms EV3 Robot, LucyBot.
- B5. Going around the Moon, click here.
- B6. Robot Floor Cleaner
- Moving without Wheels (Eventually like these)
Building a three wheeled EV3 Robot, using a color sensor.
These "C" videos introduce use of the LEGO MindStorms EV3 Color sensor. They show how to build the beginner SUMO Robot YayaBot, how to play EV3 robot SUMO, and how to follow the edge of a line using YayaBot.
- C1. Build your third LEGO MindStorms EV3 SUMO robot, YayaBot, click here.
- C2. Robot SUMO (using a LEGO EV3 Color Sensor)
- C3. Toys in the Swimming Pool (using a LEGO EV3 color sensor)
- C4. Follow the Edge of a Line with a LEGO EV3 robot
- C5. Setting up Line and Walled Mazes for use by LEGO EV3 and NXT line-following Robots.
- Robot Coliseum Racing (Eventually like this)
- Robot Line Maze Solving (Under construction, like these)
- Robot Path Maze Solving (Eventually...)
- Robot Treasure Hunt (Eventually like this?)
Building a compact 3-wheeled EV3 Robot, using touch, gears and distance-measuring sensors.
These "D" videos introduce the LEGO EV3 Ultrasonic and EV3 Infrared distance-measuring sensors, as well as showing some better ways of playing robot SUMO. Note that LEGO include the Ultrasonic sensor in the Education EV3 set, and the Infrared sensor in the EV3 Home set. The Ultrasonic Sensor and Infrared Sensor can be purchased separately.
- Child and Lolly Jar. (Eventually like this)
- D2 Toy in the Swimming Pool (using a LEGO EV3 Infrared sensor)
- D3. Toy in the Swimming Pool (using a LEGO EV3 Ultrasonic sensor)
- D4. Toys in the Swimming Pool (using LEGO EV3 Color and Infrared Sensors).
- Robot SUMO using an Infrared Sensor. (Eventually...)
- Robot SUMO using an Ultrasonic Sensor. (Eventually...)
- Build compact Robot ClareBot. (Under construction, like this or this)
- Robot Coliseum Racing (Eventually like this))
- Drag Race (Eventually...)
- Snail Race (Eventually...)
- Climb the Highest Mountain (Eventually like this)
- Robot Tug-of-War (Eventually like this)
- MineSweeper (Eventually like this)
- Robot Catapult (Eventually like this)
EV3 Topics using extra components.
This last group will probably be called the "E" videos. They will introduce the use of third party sensors such as those produced by HiTechnic, Dexter Industries and MindSensors, etc..
- Australian RoboCup Rescue using PatBot (Eventually like this)
- Australian GEN II Soccer (Eventually like this, this or this)
- Sensor Tutorials (Eventually like these).
To go back to the list of EV3 videos using EV3-G, click here.