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.

EV3 Robot Design

There are as many robot designs as there are FLL teams. They do, however, all share the same class of systems.

Robot Shape

Problems Gripping, Turning, and Rolling Over Things


Setting up the robot is just as critical as what the robot can do. Jigs are very useful for lining up the robot. Very small errors at the beginning of the run translate to very big errors at the end.

45 Degree Corner Jig


Pushing Mechanism

Advanced Skills


History of Robots

A Review of "My Guide to Robots"