LEGO EV3 Robotics Engineering & Innovation Video Highlights

We are pleased to announce that we have completed and posted the video highlights of our summer Engineering Education courses in LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics for Navigation and EV3 Robotics for Innovation.

The video for EV3 Robotics for Navigation shows highlights of students working through their PBL tasks  – structured and systematic sequences of project-based, building and programming tasks reinforcing the engineering principles and professional practices they have been taught by our team of certified teachers who also spent years in corporate engineering. Upon completing our custom-designed, Engineering Education Modules in Structural Design, Robot Navigation, and Robot Manipulation using Motors and Sensors, students then moved on to enthusiastically solving for mission challenges on a tournament field mat!

EV3 Nav 2014 from VistaTeachInstructionalServices on Vimeo.

The video for EV3 Robotics for Innovation shows highlights of students first learning the EV3 Content Editor, Gear Systems, as well as programming different Motors and Sensors using Loops, Switches, Multiple Switches, Data Wires, Variables, Logic, Case Structures, My Blocks (Sub-Routines), and more with completing PBL tasks using our Vista Teach Instructional Model students built following our custom design specifications. After learning the engineering and programming concepts with building and utilizing the Vista Teach Instructional Model, students were next challenged to redesign, modify, and improve upon the mechanical functionality along with, completely re-programming, the LEGO Education Color Sorter and Robotic Arm. (Minimal video footage is provided on the student enhanced models so our future students can continue to be challenged as well.) Mock Design Review Meetings were held with enthusiastically brainstorming and problem-solving for these specific, real-world challenges. Students then returned to their stations with coming up with their proof of concept, for an improved and viable prototype, with maintaining our “factory constraints” of reusing parts with innovating enhanced robot designs and functionality. Students creatively re-engineered their physical models with relocating and reprogramming their sensors, improved hopper functionality, added new moving parts and functions, as well as navigation (for some designs), and so much more. Equally exciting, all students were also able to program completely new, efficient, and well-commented coding that was far simpler, effective, and easy to explain to the user – our Engineering Education students continue to be completely engaged with building their 21st century skills!

EV3 Innov 2014 from VistaTeachInstructionalServices on Vimeo.