The Bowmar Builders are an FLL team associated with Bowmar Elementary School. The purpose of this blog is to help other students interested in robotics to learn from what we have learned. As an FLL Robotics team we use the Lego EV3 robotics system and the Mindstorms graphical programming language.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Main Robot Components

By Mateo Byrd

There are several components that each robot must have.

The central component is the controller. It commands the robot. It stores programs, commands the attachments, and stores feedback from the sensors.  
The second is the drive train. The job of the drive train is to move the robot into its position.
The third is the sensor array. It receives information about the space around it.

The fourth is the attachment drive train. The purpose of the
The fifth is the attachments

Friday, December 15, 2017

Water-The Key To Survival

By Lauren K.
We visited the WTP(water treatment plant) for a mini robotics field trip.Our guide's name was Eddie Busby,who was great by the way.He showed us three or four different parts of the plant.One was the filter they used to clean the water,the second was the clarifyer which was used to store the clean water after it was cleaned by the filter,then they showed us an empty clarifyer because they have two.Then after they showed us the main parts one of the guides showed us  an old piece of dried sludge that grew on the walls of the clarifyer. After the tour we went back to the school and that was it.

Menu System

By Caleb P. and Jacob B.

Our menu works by color sensing. It senses the color on our attachment. By the code we made, it will do the run we want it to do.

There are two main parts on our menu. The first main part of our menu is color coding. The second main part is the myblock code for our robot to run. The first part tells the person running the robot what color of attachment they are using. This is helpful so that they can make sure it is sensing the right attachment. The second loop just senses the color and runs the color code.