Subject: Core Skills
Topic covered: Getting to know the on-brick applications
Course Learning Points:
- Recognize the power of the on-brick apps
- Be able to take readings of the sensors
- Be able to program a model to move around the room
- Be able to use the programmable brick as a data logger
- Be able to use the on-brick motor controls
Video run time: 28 minutes. Requires 60-90 minutes to complete course.
In this skills session, LEGO Education Master Trainer Rob Widger will guide you through the on-brick applications found on the programmable EV3 Brick. The beauty of these apps is you don’t need a computer to program your robot! Rob starts by taking you through the menus and how to navigate them. Discover how to use the Port View so you can get instant readings from the connected sensors. Find out how to program directly on the brick and then create your first on-brick program with a hands-on activity. See how data logging makes it possible to capture live data or store them for later analysis and try it out on your own with the color sensor. Add motors and find out how to control them using the buttons on the EV3 Brick. Then, learn how use infrared control so you can control the EV3 robot remotely. Finish off the course by hearing about questions that have come up during classroom-based workshops and learn about some of the considerations when working with the on-brick apps.