LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3

8 - 14 years old

We provide FREE assessment!
If your child has some robotics experience & is interested in continuing his/her robotics journey with us, we can arrange a free assessment to enable us to recommend a suitable level for him/her.
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As a child begins to mature in his cognitive process (thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem-solving), Mindstorms EV3 robotics is an excellent tool to develop this ability through experiential learning of robotics.  As Mindstorms EV3 is able to provide both depth and width of learning in sync with the student’s level of proficiency, students will be able to create a diverse range of robots of varying degree of complexity to carry out singular or multiple tasks.

 

In our Mindstorms ‘Space Missions & Continue Missions’ programs, there are:

  • No step-by-step instructions to follow.

  • No ready-made programming to download.

 

This is where the real learning begins!  The students will attain an understanding on the fundamental concepts through hands-on experiential learning.  The students will apply the concepts learnt in the Basic programs by analysing the robot’s mission objectives and then mapping out a pragmatic strategy in the robot design & construction and programming to achieve the specific objective(s).

 

Each class accommodates up to a maximum of 4 students and each student will be equipped with a LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 core set #45544 and a laptop or tablet for Mindstorms programming to maximise their learning.

Mindstorms course progression chart

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1 hour 45min 
4 Lessons

 Mindstorms EV3 Basic 

Students who are 8 years old and older are suitable

to enrol into our EV3 Basic program which

comprises of two segments:

Movement and Sensors.

In our Mindstorms EV3 Basic Movement program, the lesson’s objectives are:

To understand the respective coding functions for motor movements;

  • To be able to obtain the required parameter(s) to move & stop the robot with precision. This entails the understanding and application of decimal numbers and some arithmetic operations to obtain the parameter for the coding;

  • To be able to code the robot to make the two types of turns and to understand when to apply which type of turn for the condition.

In our Mindstorms Basic Sensors program, the lesson’s objectives are:

  • To understand the characteristics of the four respective sensors (Touch, Gyro, Color, Ultrasonic) and their coding functions;

  • To understand & apply some arithmetic symbols to set-up condition(s) in some advanced coding to enable the sensor(s) to perform specific tasks; 

*Certificate of completion of the basic program will be issued to the student who has completed both segments

(movement and sensors) and are able to apply the concepts satisfactorily to overcome the given challenges.

 

 EV3 Space Missions 

1 hour 45 min
6 Lessons
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Different Missions from the Space Missions Program 

With the basic concepts of Mindstorms EV3 acquired, it is now time for the students to apply and strengthen those concepts through a series of hands-on applications in the form of Space Missions.

 

Our Mindstorms EV3 Space Missions require the students to accomplish 8 missions. Besides designing, constructing and programming their robots to execute the missions, the students are also required to design customised robot attachments for the individual missions. They can use an appropriate sensor to help them to accomplish some of the missions.  

Students designing and constructing their own robots and attachments

 

 EV3 Continue Mission 

1 hour 45min
Estimated 40 lessons per format

FIRST LEGO League competition formats are used for this program.  Currently we are using the 2018/ 2019 ‘Into Orbit’ competition format for the students to sharpen and strengthen their robotics skills.

 

Like any students attempting the competition for the first time, there are no ready building instructions and coding to follow. The students need to analyse the mission(s) requirement in order to map out their strategy to attempt it through their robot design & construction and programming to achieve the objective successfully.

 

With a strong foundation built on basic concepts in our Basic program, the students will be challenged to achieve more than one mission with one robot design and in a single attempt. The teacher(s) will act as an advisor to discuss with the students on their analysis, and guide them in their design using engineering, physics and analogies that relate to real-world concepts.

 

Unlike in a competition, where 3 to 5 students form a team to work on their respective missions. Our students individually prepare and execute all the mission(s) on the format. Most students in our program who had no prior robotics experience, could accomplish their first mission successfully within 4 weekly lessons (of 1 hr 45 min each) or 2 sessions (of 3 hours each) during our school holiday program.

 

Lesson objectives:

  • To analyse given mission(s) and develop effective solutions and strategy using robotics knowledge

  • To design and construct robots with the mechanical durability and efficiency to execute the missions

  • To program the robots to execute the missions, incorporating automation/ navigation abilities with the use of mechanical and sensors’ feedback

 

We wish to highlight that the objectives of this program is NOT to prepare students who are going to apply for DSA (direct school admission) or to their school’s robotics club. Nevertheless, the sound understanding in the concepts and technique acquired from the hands-on experiential learning form a credible foundation in a student’s portfolio.      

 

* Constant modification and fine-tuning of the robot and programming are expected. Therefore, the students who wish to enroll in this program are required to have perseverance & inventiveness, as well as their own LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 Core set(s) #45544 and Expansion Kit (optional) if they want to retain their design after the lesson.