In his article in the Journal of Extension, University of Idaho’s Timothy Ewers gives a step-by-step guide to organizing the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System used in 4-H Robotics and the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), and for creating parts inventory cards. The system allows for personalization of the parts cards to help with equipment management. The article, LEGO Parts Organization for New Mindstorms EV3, is a follow up to his previous article, No More Missing LEGO Parts: A Simple Inventory System that Works, and LEGO Parts Organization, Ugh!.
The University of Idaho Extension Robotics program reaches learners in K-12, and manages the Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® LEGO® League & the FIRST® Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.
Follow their work on Twitter or going their Facebook community for more information. The Journal of Extension has many articles on different robotics programs in 4-H, all freely available at http://www.joe.org.
Articles by Ewers on Journal of Extension:
- Ewers, T. (2014) LEGO Parts Organization for New Mindstorms EV3. Journal of Extension, 52.6. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2014december/pdf/JOE_v52_6tt9.pdf
- Ewers, T. & Dawes, K. (2013). No More Missing LEGO Parts: A Simple Inventory System that Works. Journal of Extension, 51(4). Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2013august/pdf/JOE_v51_4tt5.pdf
- Ewers, T. (2013). LEGO Parts Organization—UGH!!!. Journal of Extension, 51.3. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2013june/tt9.php
- Ewers, T. (2010) Idaho Robotics Opportunities for K-12 Students: A K-12 Pipeline of Activities Promoting Careers in Science, Engineering, and Technology. Journal of Extension, 48.1. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2010february/pdf/JOE_v48_1iw2.pdf
- Ewers, T. (2012). Robotics competitions: An overview of FIRST events and VEX competitions. Journal of Extension, 50(3). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012june/iw3.php