There is numerous room to enhance the robots designed by Lego, particularly those from the house version. Basically, a lot of the enhancements might be executed by optimizing the software program, though I think about that some mechanical benefit might be achieved if we import a few of the constructing technics that followers have developed.
Colour Sorter from the Mindstorms Education Core Set.
This machine scans objects and type them in line with their shade.
When I first constructed this mannequin I noticed that the best way it was constructed was extraordinarily inefficient. The operator has to manually scan each object after which place them within the tray. That was slightly disappointing since there is no such thing as a option to join this machine to a provide chain.
Then I turned on the machine and issues simply you saved getting worse. The “sorter” (the half that take care of transferring and putting the objects) makes use of a really out of date algorithm to know the precise place the place a chunk ought to be unload: After unloading a chunk, it has to return to the left aspect so it may star transferring to the subsequent unloading place.
I ask myself why. Well, as a result of the sorter doesn’t maintain observe of its actions, so it doesn’t know its location.
To appropriate these issues I rewrote this system aiming for 2 factor:
1) Making putting and scanning a single motion.
2) Including odometry within the algorithm, so the sorter can know its place by preserving observe of its actions.
I made two adjustments within the mechanical design:
1) I relocated the sensor so it’s now over the tray.
2) I moved the Intelligent Brick four studs to the left so I might free the 50cm cable for use with the now transferring sensor.
There’s one ceaselessly requested questions:
Can I’ve the unique program? Yes, you may.
Sing up for the Lego Education program at https://education.lego.com/en-us
You can use you Lego Shop account.
Go to “Downloads” >> “Core Software” and there you might have your free copy of the Lego EV3 Education Software which incorporates the unique constructing directions and controller.
The Youtube video explains with particulars the enhancements I made.
Thank you to your consideration.