Information on how to use displays in combination with the EVShield. Small (oled) displays can be a great addition to a robot powered by an EVShield, like the Rover. It can be used to display all kinds of information about the status of the robot, like the battery voltage, speed etc. The Lego display is … Continue reading Using various displays with EVShield
Learn how to build a remote controlled Rover car with Lego Mindstorms, with an Arduino ‘brain’, which can be remote controlled via Bluetooth with a phone. This guide uses parts from the Steering rover example on nxtprograms.com. It is also inspired by the NXT Dune Buggy.Lego parts shown here might be of different color depending … Continue reading Lego: Build remote controlled Rover car with Arduino brain
I have written a class for the HiTechnic Colorsensor, which makes it possible to use this sensor with the EVShield. The example sketch requires the class EVs_HTColorSensor which you can download here. Extract the two files from the zip-file into the EVShield library folder, eg. Documents\Arduino\libraries\EVShield. Now you can use the sensor, as in this … Continue reading Using the HiTechnic Colorsensor with the EVShield
To quickly change the Spike into an Explorer robot, you can strip legs, claws and tail, leaving the chassis as a basis to build the Explorer robot.Then add wheels, a bumper with touch sensor and an ultrasonic sensor mounted on a motor. You can also build the Explorer from scratch, then you can follow the … Continue reading Lego: use Spike chassis to build Explorer robot
This guide explains how to build the Lego Mindstorms model “Spike”, powered by an Arduino and an EVShield. The original version of the Spike is powered by a Lego NXT. Requirements EVShield, Arduino Uno, Battery holder (+6 AA batteries) Lego Mindstorms kit (can be either NXT or EV3) Introduction To make a sturdy, compact solution … Continue reading Lego: Build Spike with Arduino brain
This guide explains how to build a motor chassis, which can for instance be used for the Lego Mindstorms model “Spike” powered by an EVshield with Arduino Uno. Requirements Lego pieces to connect the parts as displayed: Introduction To make a sturdy, compact solution which allows access to batteries, ports and pins of both the … Continue reading Lego: build Spike motor chassis
This guide explains how to mount an EVshield with Arduino Uno and a battery pack. In this way you can use it as the ‘brain’ of a Lego Mindstorms model. Warning: do not insert batteries in the battery holder until you are ready! (have build a finished model) If connecting the USB cable, first remove … Continue reading Lego: mount EVshield with battery pack
Go to Canvas for the 2021 edition of this course. This course is part of module 4, “Smart Products”. The next edition of this course starts Friday April 23th, 2021. Go here if you would like to see the archived edition of 2020.