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24-Piece Car

Goal: Keep it simple! Build a working MINDSTORMS car using as few LEGO pieces as possible.

Your finished car must be able to complete the following driving test without falling apart: drive forward for two seconds, backwards for two seconds, spin right for two seconds, spin left for two seconds.

Start date: March 1, 2017
Due date:  March 31, 2017

Rules:  In your submission, tell us how many LEGO pieces you used. (Every item counts as a piece–EV3, motor, wire, hub, tire, axle, beam, connector, etc.) Better yet, include a photo or list of the pieces you used. Also, show us a video of your car successfully performing the driving test.
In addition to an NXT or EV3, you may use sensors, motors, and pieces from the NXT or EV3 kits. You are also welcome to use multiple MINDSTORMS kits, additional LEGO pieces, third-party sensors, and non-LEGO materials. 


24 piece or 10 piece?

 This is a challenge to build a car with Mindstorms EV3 with only 24 parts or less.  Here I show 3 different cars – on with 24 parts that can drive with a remote control, 21 parts that can drive with programming and a 14 part car that can drive only straight…and just for fun […]

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