1. Managing a project-based robotics classroom

    Managing a project-based robotics classroom

    Running a project-based robotics classroom often raises new and different issues than those found in more traditional classrooms. Here are some tips for classroom management. Project Rules Set clear expectations for students. A sample list of project rules is included below. Enforcing clear behavior guidelines improves the tone in the...

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  2. Which LEGO kit?

    Which LEGO kit?

    Getting started with LEGO robotics can feel overwhelming because there are so many options. Here is a brief guide to the various kits.  EV3 (educational and retail versions) Newest programmable brick. Kit comes with programmable brick, motors, sensors and LEGO technic parts. Suitable for ages ten and up. Used in...

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  3. Additional LabVIEW basics

    Additional LabVIEW basics

    Automatic Tool Selection:  When the tool selection window at the top of the tool palette is lit green, LabVIEW will select whichever tool appears to be the correct one. When the tool selection window is dark, the user must select the appropriate tool. The tab key can be used to...

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  4. NXT third wheel

    NXT third wheel

    A simple two-motor NXT car needs a non-powered wheel (or wheels) of some type. A single wheel is often a good choice, since it is simple to build and makes turning the car easier than a pair of non-powered wheels. In fact, the “wheel” does not need to be a...

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