Robot Challenges

We have been working on designing classroom robot challenges since this project began in 2012. Each of the tasks on this page has been created, built, tested with teachers and children, and then redesigned after we implement it. We are always open to suggestions for improvements and comments. If you have tried any of your challenges, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your comments and pictures, and we will try to post them on our site. If you would like some tips on programming, make sure you check out our EV3 Programming page.

We have divided our classroom robot challenges into:

1) Getting Started

These Practice Tasks and Exercises take about 45-minutes of class time. They are a great place to start learning robotics skills as well as delving into some important mathematical concepts

2) Introductory Challenges

These Introductory Challenges take about about 2-3 hours of class time.

3) Grander Challenges

Grander Challenges take about 6 hours of class time. You can adjust them to take longer if desired.

4) EV3 Programming Sensors

Sensors add environmental feedback and allow the robot to make responsive decisions about its next course of action. Please use this section to learn more about adding sensors to your EV3 robot and programming them.
Note: Many of our challenges include sensors.

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