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Workshop EV3 Quick Build

My RileyRover is my favourite build when I'm working with groups over more than just a session or two as it relatively sturdy and has a lot of great places to add attachments and modifications.  However, in my shorter workshops (around 2hrs) I was looking for something just a little bit quicker to build and this is what I came up with.  

It's ugly and a little bit flimsy, but if you have all the parts already separated from the rest, a novice builder can put it together in around 5-10 minutes.  This means students have a chance for some valuable building time without sacrificing too much programming time.  There is a super simple Light Sensor attachment (the same design as the RileyRover) and UltraSonic Sensor arm as well.

The gripper is the simplest that I could pare it down to.  It's ugly, it sags and is prone to falling apart, but it is quick and can grab paper cups and softdrink cans quite nicely :)

Feel free to use in your class and if you find it useful, please let me know about it.

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Thanks for the webpage. I just got a class kit and I'm going to try out this design first, followed by the RileyRover.

October 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEnrique

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