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LEGO Mindstorms Easter egg decorator robot

by admin on April 5, 2015

in Featured Creations

The Easter holiday is a joyful time when we engage in numerous celebrations and special activities. The most notable and fun has to be dyeing eggs and decorating them in different, often very detailed and ornamented, patterns. But what could be even more fun is building a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can decorate Easter eggs for you! 🙂

LEGO Mindstorms Easter Egg Decorator

And that’s exactly what the folks at RoboCAMP have done; inspired by the Easter holidays, they decided to decorate their Easter eggs in a more modern, automatic way. Thus, they came up with the idea for the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotic Egg Decorator. Take a look at the video below which shows a glimpse of what this robot can achieve.

Fun, isn’t it? The Egg Decorator uses all three of the #31313 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 motors. The large motor is responsible for precise lengthwise positioning of the pen on the egg, and the second one rotates the egg. The medium motor is used to raise and lower the pen so you can control where the robot draws lines on the egg. The robot has an ingenious holder, which uses a LEGO tire to give a better grip on one side with a clever, adjustable holder at the other end to be able to hold different size eggs.

Shop for LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Would you like to build this LEGO Mindstorms robot yourself? All you need is the #31313 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set, a felt-tip pen (at least one color, but the more the better!) and a couple of hard-boiled eggs. The building instructions and sample programs with three different patterns for the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotic Egg Decorator can be found on RoboCAMP’s website at the following link: Instructions & Sample Programs

LEGO Mindstorms Easter Egg Decorator Instructions

If you are not familiar with RoboCAMP, it is a carefully prepared curriculum dedicated to promoting STEM education among children through the use of LEGO WeDo and LEGO Mindstorms robotic sets. The RoboCAMP online platform offers ready-to-use lesson-plans perfect for introducing robotics and programming lessons in elementary and middle schools. You can check out their website for more at RoboCAMP.eu.

LEGO Mindstorms by RoboCAMP

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Mindstroms EV3 Robotic Egg Decorator? Do you have the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set? Have you built your own robots? Are you planning to try out and build the Egg Decorator? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! Happy Easter to all of our readers, contributors and friends! 😉

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Narrator_Bob April 5, 2015 at 11:10 AM

That looks amazing. I don’t have any Mindstorms, but I have used them and find them really fun.

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Narrator_Bob April 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM

I think that you have a typo in the first paragraph when it says “But could be even more fun is building…”.

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admin April 5, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Thanks for catching that! Happy Easter! 😉

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JUNGLE JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (seriously I have a mouth of lightning) April 5, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Hey admin, around this time 3 year ago I started first commenting! 3 years! 😀 I love this website. 🙂

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admin April 5, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Wow! That is a long time! Remember the good old days when we were all hunting for Ninjago episodes? And all the kids were writing Ninjago stories and stuff? Always nice to see you and other long-time friends around from those early days! 😛

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JUNGLE JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (seriously I have a mouth of lightning) April 13, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Yes… I remember that. I had such a great time! Every Thursday I would jump out of bed cause a episode would be up! 😆

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