Category Archives: Insectarium


Goal: Create an insect for our MINDSTORMS insectarium, or insect zoo. Your insect can be realistic or imaginary. Spiders are okay, too! Can you make a critter that crawls or jumps or flies? One that reacts to its environment?

Start date: February 1, 2016
Due date: February 29, 2016

Rules: Your device must include an NXT or EV3, a sensor, and sound.  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. 

Spidy the Spider

 This is our pet spider. His name is Spidy. He has his own invisible fence and he knows not to cross that fence. Spidy is also very shy and if he see’s some one then he quickly returns and and runs away.  This is our second build of EV3 we are still learning Ev3. spidy […]

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Sharko’s Hungry Caterpillar

A fuzzy little caterpillar gets hurt by a Monstrous bug.  A human scientist, Sharko, finds it and builds tiny artificial legs for the caterpillar.  He also gives an extra large brain for the caterpillar along with enhanced eyes.  The extra large brain helps with speed and enhanced vision. Although the caterpillar have speed and better […]

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