Wait, can it really walk?!?
The JAEG3R is a massive LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 humanoid robot I designed back in 2014. It’s built using two LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core sets 45544 and one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Expansion set 45560. This large EV3 biped robot can balance on two legs, walk, turn left and right and avoid obstacles, that it detects using its ultrasonic “eyes”. The arms and forearms can move, and the hands open and close thanks to a complex underactuated mechanism. Its name (Jaeger, stylized as JAEG3R) means “hunter” in German, and it was inspired by the huge mecha robots seen in the 2013 the movie Pacific Rim.
With this advanced EV3 project, you can experiment and have fun with a large and complex two-brick humanoid robot. Students can be challenged to program it from scratch, and learn how to manage many inputs and outputs, and how to make two EV3 bricks communicate. Click the button below to get the building instructions and the programs.