CS63 Fall 2002
Lab 6: Building a Lego Bug

  1. Form into teams of two or three and then check out a robot kit from me.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the parts provided in your robot kit. You should have a:

  3. This week we will be building our first lego vehicle. Everyone will start with the same basic design, but then you will be free to modify it or redo it completely. Print out the part list for building a Lego Bug and then go collect the parts from the robot lab. We will not be building the touch sensor assembly. So, ignore the instructions mentioned for the front half. You may need to substitute some bricks in order to complete the assembly. Also, we do not have many 2x3 lego plates. However, you can either use three 1x2 plates, or two 1x3 plates instead.

  4. Also collect the following sensors:

  5. Familiarize yourself with the Handyboard. Read the following sections of the Handyboard Technical Reference:

  6. Familiarize yourself with the Interactive C language we will be using to program our robots. If you'd like to download a copy of IC for your own computer, select the older version (3.736) since it works better with our boards. There are Mac, Linux, and Windows versions available.

  7. Your lego bug should be ready to test by next Thursday, November 7.