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Winning Design!: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition, Second Edition by James Jeffrey Trobaugh

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© James Jeffrey Trobaugh 2017

James Jeffrey Trobaugh, Winning Design!, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2105-1_5

5. Line Following and Detection

James Jeffrey Trobaugh

(1)Roswell, Georgia, USA

A smart robot can detect its surroundings and make decisions based on its findings; a smart robot is a winning robot. One of the ways to make your robot smart is by giving it the ability to receive input from the game field. Using a Color Sensor on your LEGO MINDSTORMS robot is a great place to start when adding some intelligence. I have found that many new teams are intimidated by using sensors other than the rotation sensors built into the EV3 servos, but this doesn’t need to be the case.

One of the great things about the EV3 Color Sensor is that it’s pretty much a passive ...

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