Chapter 4. motion

Seeing your creation move is one of the most exciting and fascinating things about making a robot. Using the EV3 set, you can create vehicles, robotic arms and grippers, medieval siege engines, and many other moving contraptions. Combine it with your other LEGO sets, and you can create an almost unlimited variety of autonomous or remotely controlled models.

We can thank the EV3 motors for making this movement possible. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the motors and the programming blocks that control them. We’ll begin with very simple programs and work up to more complex ones.

the EV3 motors

The Large motor (Figure 4-1) makes it easy for you to create moving robots. Its case has an unusual shape because it contains a set of ...

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