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GenBot Building Instructions

GenBot Building Instructions

Jul 30, 2015

Looking for an open-box, simple and effective EV3 Robotic Design?

GenBot is a simple Robotic Design model for Lego Mindstorms EV3(Core Set). It requires least parts and quickest way to make a simple yet effective robot for your first program run. Following are the comprehensive set of building instructions of the robot. However, the youtube video in this post is a better way to follow the building instructions. But, on a personal request of a student from Saudi Arabia I have made a post with images. Please let me know if you have any queries.

I designed GenBot for the students of Generation’s School, Karachi when I worked there as Facilitator, Education Technologies. However, it can be used for anybody who intend to start with basic robot to understand EV3 programming. A personal suggestion is to use the images/steps along side with the video for better and easier understanding.

Beginning with collecting all of the parts required as shown in the image below:GenBot Building Instruction


Now lets start with our first steps:

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Now lets attach motors to our robot:

First attach a black connector to the motor as shown in the left image and then slide in along with the extended blue connector in the L-shaped beam.

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Now lets give robot some stability by connecting both motors and providing a chassis:

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Giving GenBotĀ more strength. Tightening up motors with the EV3 Brick:

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Do the same on both sides

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Now Lets give some wheels:

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Time to add Caster Wheel, Caster wheel comes with only EV3 Core Set

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Now connect motors with the ABCD ports of EV3 brick with cables and your robot is ready to go! Please do share your views and thoughts on this design.