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Lego Mindstorms EV3

Submitted by Jenny on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:53

Color sensorIn this week's coding class we wrote a color calibration program to ensure the EV3 color sensor always works in any light situation. We also ended up having a mini-science class discussing how reflective light affects color perception. If a blue toy is in a closed room with only a red light shining on it, what color does the toy look like?

20160119 Coding Class - EV3 Mindstorm Rube Goldberg Machine Part 2

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:16

At Language Plus Living Spalce's coding class on January 19th, we finished our Rube Goldberg machine. Each kid's module had to run a metal ball through it. After they had finished building it, they then had to work together to figure out the order in which each module should go and how to get the ball from one module to the next. Our class didn't have much programming, but it had a lot of integration challenges and a lot of required cooperation.

20160112 Coding Class - EV3 Mindstorm Rube Goldberg Machine Part 1

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 08:38

At Language Plus Living Space, for our Tuesday coding class, we decided to build a modular, repeating Rube Goldberg machine this time. Metal balls would travel between the 3 Lego modules, each built and programmed by one kid.  We did the majority of the building today and will do integration and programming next class. Here's their progress so far!

Coding Class - Mindstorm EV3 Programming (Trash collector part 2)

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:12

Continuing last week's programming class, we worked on perfecting our trash collect.  Despite numourous failures and fastering frustration, we finally got the trash collector to work (somewhat).  Here is a post on 12/22/2015's programming class.


Coding Class - Mindstorm EV3 Programming Trash Collector Part 1

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:19

Every week, kids always look forward to Tuesday.  This is a day that we have friends coming over and study with us.  We work on programming skills and learn about science from a day-to-day perspective.  Here is a post on 12/05/2015's programming class.