NXT & EV3 Body Designs

NXT Robot Body Designs
(instructions & images borrowed from nxtprograms.com)



Attributes:
  • Low center of gravity
  • wide
  • Front wheel drive
  • Smaller wheel does not spin freely
  • Free to attach other motors


Attributes:
  • 3rd motor is attached and permanent
  • Front wheel drive
  • Higher center of gravity
  • slimmer
  • Smaller wheel spins freely
 NXT Express-Bot
Skid Wheel

Attributes:
  • Low center of gravity
  • wide
  • front wheel drive
  • Smaller wheel does not spin freely
  • Frame allows for attachments
 NXT Multi-Bot


Attributes:
  • High center of gravity
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Gear system for motorized wheels
  • 4 wheels total
  • Frame allows for attachments


(grabs and lifts objects w/ only 1 motor!)

The Snatcher from the Discovery Book
Instructions can be found in the NXT 2.0 Discovery Book
A robot with an assortment of sensors!
Smart Bot by the Discovery Book
Instructions can be found in the NXT 2.0 Discovery Book

EV3 Robot Body Designs

EV3 Building Instructions for a variety of different robot designs by LEGO.com: http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/products/fan-made-bonus-robots/ev3meg