Lego Mindstorms


Lego Mindstorms

Programming Lego robots to perform tasks autonomously using block programming.

To discuss or book this or any of our other workshops, please contact Tally Roberts

Equipment Provided

We provide the delivery officer and 10 Lego EV3 or 15 Lego NXT Mindstorm kits. We can also provide 15 laptops for the workshop with the official Lego programming software pre-installed.

Our Lego EV3 units are pre-built in a default set-up called the Ab3rRov3r, as shown below. These allow us the flexibility to look at line-following and/or obstacle detection. We also have an extended build that provides a cargo platform and a bumper connected to a touch sensor.

Our educational EV3 unit build

Please note, we no longer offer programming sessions using the NXT Units. These are available for engineering challenges and demonstrations/exhibits only.

What you need to supply

A desk area large enough to accommodate the computer requirements of at least one computer per two students and floor space for the robot challenges.

If using your own computers, you will need to install the Lego software beforehand from Lego Education.

Length of workshop

These workshops require a minimum of 60 minutes.

Age group

We recommend these workshops for years 5-13 (ages 10-18).

Our EV3 Ab3rRov3r units can also be pre-programmed for demonstrating basic principles of programming to younger ages.

Links to other workshops

Although these can be offered as a stand-alone workshop, we do recommend introducing younger pupils to robotics through our 'What is a Robot?' session.

For older students, we recommend linking this in series with our Artificial Intelligence guided debate.

Virtual delivery requirements

Unfortunately, this workshop is not available for virtual delivery.

Variations on this workshop

If you have the time availability, we can expand this workshop to a full-day challenge that incorporates building, learning to program and various challenges.

Alternatively, we can offer engineering sessions which focus on the building of remote controlled units.

We have hosted Lego Olympic events - a day of various challenges combining engineering/building and programming

We also offer more focused programming challenges and support for any teams looking to participate in the First Lego League.

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