Materials List: Automatic Floor Cleaner Computer Program Challenge

Each group needs:


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 MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set 
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software 2.1
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software

To share with the entire class (for robot challenge):

  • masking tape for floor markings (one set per five groups): 2 ft (61 cm) straight line, 2 ft x 2 ft (61cm x 61 cm) square, and an irregular line (made with straight lines and 90° angles); see Figure 1 for a visual