Materials List: Get in Gear

Each group needs:

To share with the entire class:

  • colored tape, to mark race lines on the floor
  • a number of different sized books or notebooks, to serve as obstacles for the robots to push

Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older (and no longer sold) LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set instead of EV3; see below for those supplies:

  • LEGO NXT robot, gears and software, as provided in the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set 
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software 2.1
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software
  • GetInGearProgram.rbt program