Since 2009, the ROBOTC team has regularly shared users’ cool ROBOTC projects that they have created and programmed. Even though we generally promote these as ROBOTC programming projects, the majority are cool engineering projects as well! Check out a few projects from our archives to engineer something similar or get inspired to create your own “Cool Project!”

VEX IQ Motorized Skateboard

 

 

Simon Burfield designed and programmed a VEX IQ Motorized Skateboard! This VEX IQ skateboard uses  2 VEXIQ brains / batteries, and 16 motors connected to 8 omnidirectional wheels. Read more here!

Monster Ball Sorting Factory

 

The Factory is a cooperation between two robots Ray’s designed. One is an NXT Forklift truck, which uses a special non-standard part: a pair of Omni Wheels in the back to replace the standard single rotating wheel, which makes the Forklift’s turns a lot more reliable. Read more here!

VEX IQ Great Ball Contraption

 

The engineers at VEX had some fun one weekend and built this Great Ball Contraption. Each module was created independently with common inlet/outlet bays so that they could be reconfigured in any order. Read more here!

EV3 Security Tank

 

The EV3 Tank features proportional IR beacon tracking, and a deadly-accurate turret targeting system. If that’s not enough, it also has a massive spiked steamroller on the front! Read more here!

VEX IQ Quadruped

 

A VEX IQ based quadruped robot for VEX. Read more here!

Room Explorer Bot with Mapping Functions

 


This robot based upon a standard REM-Bot but in addition equipped with a hitechnic gyro, hitechnic compass sensor and an omni-wheel. First the robot moves about 360° to calibrate the compass using the gyro. Then the robot moves its sonar-head to the right, to the left and in front position to get the distances according to its position. After doing this it turns around to the wall with the minimum distance and drives in front of it until sonar sensor detected a minimum sensor distance, e.g. 20cm. Then the robot turns parallel to the wall, moves his sonar-head to the right detecting the distance to the wall and drives counter clockwise parallel to the wall balancing distance. A mapping-task records the compass and odometry data every second and calculate the polar coordinates to cartesian coordinates (x,y). If the robots touch sensor detected an obstacle the robot moves back and turn left for 90 degrees and continuous his explorer-duty allways running counter clockwise with wall to the right. Read more here!

 

To find even more “Cool Projects” visit ROBOTC’s Cool Project board here!

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