Chapter 12. Formula EV3: a racing robot

Now that you’ve learned how to program the EV3 to control motors and sensors, you can begin making more sophisticated robots, such as autonomous vehicles, robotic animals, and complex machines. This chapter presents the Formula EV3 Race Car, shown in Figure 12-1.

Unlike the EXPLOR3R you built earlier, the race car uses three motors. Two Large Motors in the rear make the car drive, while the Medium Motor lets you steer the front wheels. Think of the rear motors as the car’s engine and the motor in the front as the car’s steering wheel.

The Formula EV3 Race Car

Figure 12-1. The Formula EV3 Race Car

Once you’ve built the race car, you’ll ...

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