Using A Computer To Program Your EV3

In the previous assignment, you learned how to manually code the EV3 to work its way through a maze using all the sensors. Now, you will learn how to code your EV3 using the “Lego Mindstorms Education EV3” app. on your computer.

1. Open "Lego Mindstorms Education EV3"

You can either go to your Applications folder and click on the "Lego Mindstorms Education EV3" app and will open, or to save you time in the future, drag it to your dock on your Mac and then Open it (click Twice on the icon).

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2. Tutorial: Learning How To Program Your EV3. Gradesheet

Look to the left side for a small window that says “Robot Educator” - select it, then select “Basics.”

Follow and complete each of the tutorials in the “Basics” segment. The first tutorial is called "Configuing Blocks." Each segment should have both a video tutorial and a step-by-step guideā€¦just click on the “Open” button and work your way through each of the pages -take your time.This first tutorial has 10 slides and 6-10 have videos for each one...watch them, they are excellent.

When you finish the tutorial for "Configuing Blocks," look for a small Lego Mindstorm icon kuythat is next to the tab that is titled "Configuing Blocks," in the upper left hand corner of the window. Click on it and it will bring you back to the Home Page (for Robot Educator / Basics), so that you can move onto the next tutorial, "Straight Move."

Here are the tutorials that you need to complete:

    1. Configuring Blocks
    2. Straight Move
    3. Curved Move
    4. Tank Move
    5. Move Object
    6. Stop At Line
    7. Stop At Angle
    8. Stop At Object

Here is the Gradesheet you need to follow in order to receive your points as you successfully complete each tutorial.

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