Brick Chronicles – EV3 Conveyor Belt

The Brick Chronicles feature unique creations made with Lego® bricks. Hopefully you, and the children in your life, will find them as inspiring as I do!

A picture of a Lego Mindstorms conveyor belt

A conveyor belt, made by R, age 10.

EV3 Conveyor Belt

A few weeks ago, my oldest son had some uninterrupted time. No “school work,” plenty of free time and a brother who had a huge stack of Nate the Great books to keep him occupied. He used the EV3 brick to flush out his idea for a moving machine. He also used the ipad app (instead of the computer-based Lego software) to program his contraption.  I came home to a Mindstorms conveyor belt. Of course, I put it on the piano bench, took it outside to capture the fading light and ask him to demonstrate it for the camera. Check out the video:

I’m lucky that I recorded this video. If I had waited a week longer, I wouldn’t have been able to capture it in action. As with most of the Legos® in our house, this EV3 conveyor belt has now been transformed into something else. Just like it should be…no ‘kragle’ here!