1. How to update the EV3 firmware

    How to update the EV3 firmware

    How to update the firmware on the EV3 using the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software: First, make sure that the EV3 is on and connected to the computer. Under Tools on the menu at the top of the screen, choose Firmware Update. A pop-up window will appear, showing...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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. Quick advice: If you are new to LEGO robotics and working with children ten and older, the EV3 kit is probably your best bet. For a...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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