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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Essentials by Abid H. Mujtaba

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Constructing a rover robot

We end this chapter with our first construct: a rover. We will use it to get familiar with locomotion using motors. This will not be a true robot because we will not implement inputs (sensors), and we will control it manually. However, it will give us an insight into how a robot can be ordered to move. A rover is shown here:

Constructing a rover robot

The rover consists of only a single large motor; consequently, it will only be able to move forward and backwards in a straight line. Since we want to control it using the brick (the Motor Control app), we will keep the brick separate and connect it to the rover using the largest RJ12 connector that ...

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