EV3 Monkey

2016 is the year of the monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar and I thought why not build an EV3 monkey. I went around looking for some inspiration and immediately started working on building my own EV3 monkey. Initially I tried to build the monkey using only what is available in the 31313 retail set but the shoulder mechanism proved to be too weak to bear the entire weight of the robot. After a few modifications on the shoulder, I eventually ended up with a design which uses the Technic turntables for the shoulders as you can see in the video below.

For the EV3 monkey, I used:

  • 1 EV3 brick
  • 2 EV3 large motors for the hands
  • 1 EV3 medium motor for turning the shoulders
  • 1 IR sensor as the eyes

You may find the LDD file & program by clicking on the links below,

LDD file : EV3 Monkey.lxf

EV3 program file : EV3 Monkey.ev3