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BOT BUILDS

2015-2016

Comox Valley students are pretty good builders. Isfeld students placed 3rd at the VEW Worlds (out of 430 teams). NIDES students placed 23rd. Isfeld also won the Silver Medal at Skills Canada in 2014.

Isfeld at VEX Worlds 2014

The links of this page largely deal with possible builds for LEGO and VEX robots. There are also a few links to other builds.

LEGO BUILDS   up


These links will provide information on hundreds of builds to develop your skills with LEGO Mindstorm, the EV3 and other robots.

  1. Tribot, Spike, SoundBot, Alpha Rex and T56
  2. NXT bonus modules - sample programs - from LEGO
  3. NXT bonus modules (with videos) - from Robotsquare
  4. 90 NXT 1 and NXT 2 projects with building and programming instructions
  5. NXT Education: Rembot, Cattbot, Taskbot for Education kit - Carnegie Mellon University
  6. Basic car instructions for Education kit - Tufts University
  7. NXT 2.0 Discovery Book - YouTube Videos by the author Laurens Valk

  8. EV3 homepage - 5 minute video
  9. EV3 parts - quick guide videos - from LEGO
  10. EV3 builds - 17 bots - from LEGO
  11. More builds - from Laurens Valk
  12. 12 Bonus modules - from RobotSquare.com
  13. More builds and some reviews - from intorobotics.com

  14. Gearing - from Team Hassenplug and Calculating gearing - from CMU
  15. How to make your robot go straight - FLLCoach on YouTube
  16. Robotics online - 4H Series - dated for RCX robots - Carnegie Mellon University
  17. Line follower and line maze courses - from Polulu

  18. GBCs: Great Ball Contraptions - from teamhassenplug.org
  19. GBC modules explained - from philohome.com
  20. GBC modules with video clips - from designboom.com
  21. GBCs from Akiyuki - original language is Japanese
  22. GBC - 20 modules - Akiyuki - from YouTube
  23. GBC - 50 modules - Laurens Gauwloos 11 min video

VEX BUILDS   up

These links will provide you with resources to develop your skills with VEX robots.

  1. VEX Overview - a bit dated - from RobotShop.com
  2. Inventor's Guides for 2008 and 2005 - pdf from VEX
  3. Inventor's Guide - pdf's via Radio Shack
  4. VEX Safety - from VEX Forum
  5. Mr. Gabrielse's Powerpoints - by Joshua Gabrielse

  6. VEX Online Design Challenges 2009 - 2014 - from VEX
  7. VEX AutoDesk (free software)
  8. AutoDesk and VEX - 66 minute video
  9. Importing .step files into Autodesk
  10. VEX CAD files - from botsnstuff.com
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  12. Protobot build - from VEX PDF file (build starts on page 40)
  13. Recbot - PDF from Carnegie Mellon University
  14. Squarebot 2, Squarebot 3 and Squarebot 4 - PDF files
  15. Swervebot and Swervebot arm - pdf from Carnegie Mellon University
  16. Vex Machinations - PDF by Justin Petersen
  17. Duct Tape Robots - ducttape477
  18. VEX Walking Robot - Innovation First YouTube Channel
  19. VEX Staff Robots: a bit dated - from VEX
  20. Three cool builds - Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Pittsburgh, PA) via robotc.net

  21. Six bar design video - from Exothermic Robotics (Redmond, Washington)
  22. Building a simple drive train video - from Exothermic Robotics (Redmond, Washington)
  23. Scissor lift discussion - from the Vex Forum
  24. Shifting X drive for Sack Attack bots - from AURA (Auckland University)
  25. VEX stair climber - from YouTube

  26. VEX IQ Introduction video - via YouTube
  27. VEX IQ at Carnegie Mellon - the Robot Academy
  28. IQ User Guide - from VEX
  29. VEX IQ Curriculum - from VEX
  30. Simple Machines sample assemblies - from VEX
  31. IQ Builds - Clawbot instructions - Armbot,
  32. IQ Showcase - VEXIQ Forum
  33. IQ images on Flicker
  34. VEX Assembler - free CAD Software for IQ builds - by Autodesk

SUMOBOTS AND OTHER BOTS   up

  1. Skills Canada Sumobot - from skillcanada.bc.ca
  2. Building a remote control sumobot - 28 minute video
  3. Various sumobots - from instructables.com
  4. Sumobot rules - from robotroom.com
  5. Mini-sumo - from Camosun College

  6. LEGO sumobots - from drgraeme.net
  7. LEGO Mindstorm design and program for Sumobot - from NXTprograms.com
  8. SuGo sumobots (NXT-G and LabView) - from sugobot.com

  9. VEX Sumobot - 5 minute video on Vimeo
  10. Printable sumobot kit - thingiverse

This set of web pages is meant as a starting point. Feel free to send us your suggestions.

Stewart Savard (eLibrarian) and Randy Grey (Career Coordinator)

 
 

Created by Stewart Savard SD#71 (Comox Valley) April 2009. Updated September 2014.

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CURRICULAR LINKS
These links connect you to a wealth of teacher resources.


FRIENDS AND CLUB LINKS
Here are a few links to some of our friends in Robotic Clubs on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Washington State and around the world:

 

FURTHER EDUCATION
Interested in studying Robotics. These links may help you to find local, national and international opportunities to explore your interests.