A shy robotic pet
EV3 Turtle is a shy robotic pet that can walk around avoiding obstacles. It’s very shy, so it will retract its head under the shell and shiver in fear if you put your hand too close.
This EV3 project is the third reincarnation of my original NXTurtle 1.0, designed back in 2007 and published in my first book Creating Cool LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robots. I designed EV3 Turtle with the same features as the original one using the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 core set 45544 only.
This EV3 project is really interesting for teachers who want to show their students how to transform the continuous rotation of the motors into a reciprocating motion that allows the robot to walk and turn. The EV3 Turtle is designed to be programmed even with the simple Brick Program App. Along with the building instructions, you will get programming instructions for the EV3 software.