Tag Archives: Sensor

Gyroscope Calibration Alarm

Guidelines for using the gyro: 1. Do not change between Angle, Rate, and Angle and Rate. This forces a hard reset of the sensor that takes a few seconds to complete. During the hard reset the robot resets the Rate zero. Moving the robot during this reset will result in the Rate not reading zero […]

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Calculating Wheel Movement for Accurate Turns

Overview: Two Types of Turns Calculating Rotations for Pivot Turns Equation for Calculating Pivot Turns Calculating Rotations for Point Turns Equation for Calculating Point Turns Relationships Between the Two Types of Turns Parting Thoughts Two Types of Turns: Pivot Turn – robot turns about a central point located at one of the wheels One wheel […]

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Infrared Sensor

You can use the Infrared Sensor to measure the distance to an object, or the distance and direction to the remote. (The Infrared Sensor is not included in the Education Edition.) You can often substitute the Ultrasonic Sensor (using one of the Distance modes) for the Infrared Sensor to measure distance. Proximity Mode Use Proximity […]

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Motor Rotation Sensor

Each EV3 motor has a built-in Motor Rotation Sensor that measures how far the motor has turned in degrees or rotations. You can use this sensor to control how far the robot moves, and to read a motor’s current Power parameter, which can be useful for experimenting with the Move Steering and Move Tank blocks […]

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Store Light Sensor Calibration Data

A  special MyBlock in EV3-G that stores the calibration values for an EV3 color sensor as a text file on the EV3 brick. The advantage of this is that a text file is more secure and you can access the calibration from any EV3 program. The MyBlock makes use of EV3-G’s “File Access” block. Download […]

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Master Reset for  Gyroscopic Sensor

Download MyBlock: Gyroscope_MasterReset.ev3s 219 total views, no views today    Send article as PDF   

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Driving Straight with Gyroscopic Sensor

Drive Robot Forwards in a Straight Line: Download MyBlock: Forwards.ev3s Drive Robot Backwards in a Straight Line: Download MyBlock: Backwards.ev3s 219 total views, no views today    Send article as PDF   

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Turn ‘X’ Degrees with Gyroscopic Sensor

 Turn Left, ‘X’ Degrees with Gyroscopic Sensor Download MyBlock: Left_X_Degrees.ev3s Turn Right, ‘X’ Degrees with Gyroscopic Sensor Download MyBlock: Right_X_Degrees.ev3s Turn Left or Right with Gyroscopic Sensor: Download MyBlock: TurnAnyAngle.ev3s 210 total views, no views today    Send article as PDF   

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Using the Colour Sensor

Proportional” Line follower: Program to Control a Robot  to follow a line using “Proportional” Line following technique using the AVERAGING Method. Square Robot To Line: Full Code: 220 total views, no views today    Send article as PDF   

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“Ultrasonic Sensor” Video Tutorial

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