RoboCup Rescue Line with MakeCode Mindstorms and LEGO EV3

MakeCode Mindstorms and LEGO EV3

The current version of Mindstorms is going to be replaced with a Scratch-based version, mid 2020, so I thought I would get the jump on preparations for RoboCup Junior by using MakeCode for Mindstorms.

I have only developed a curriculum for RoboCup Rescue Line and the rest will follow when my clone has the time to spare. I have only desk-checked my algorithms, so please send me corrections and modifications. I figure that reasonable logic errors can only spur deeper learning as students prove their resilience through multiple prototyping cycles.

My thanks go to the following sources, as I have only edited their insights together and re-interpreted them for Makecode:

  • https://robocupjunior.org.au/tutorials
  • http://flltutorials.com/
  • https://www.fllcasts.com/
  • https://drgrae.me/

The OneNote or PDF can be found here: https://www.throughtheclassroomdoor.com/dt-resources/

Makecode Mindstorms EV3

I have previously blogged my Makecode fandom and now I have played with LEGO Mindstorms. I must note that very soon LEGO will be replacing their EV3 lab software with EV3 classroom, which will be based on scratch. The good news will be that the learning resources for Makecode can be easily ported to Scratch and vice versa. Therefore, the unit that I have developed should be pretty sustainable, no matter which platform you end up using.

I have uploaded, both a Onenote and PDF of a unit that takes students through the basic and then has them managing a team project for a Sumo bot challenge. I also have the EV3 lab versions in Onenote and PDF. These and other goodies are available on the DigTech page.

Enjoy!