1. Learning sequence: Learn about gears

    Learning sequence: Learn about gears

    This suggested sequence of activities begins with an exploration of simple hand-powered gear trains. The second and third activities use gears to decrease the rotational speed of motor-powered music boxes and fans. The last three activities incorporate gears into cars so that they can win a “snail race”...

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  2. NXT-G examples: Motors

    NXT-G examples: Motors

    These examples (ZIP) demonstrate a range of techniques for working with motors in NXT-G. Drive for time This code turns on Motor A for two seconds, and then turns it off. Similar code can be made by adding motors or changing times. Drive to black line There are many...

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  3. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011

    The LEGO Engineering Symposium is an annual gathering at Tufts University of educators, researchers, curriculum developers and other educational stakeholder who are looking to advance the state of K-16 education using hands-on tools. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011 focused on pushing the envelope of what’s possible with new ways of...

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  4. LabView examples: Projects

    LabView examples: Projects

    Here are some example projects using LabView. Hand Puppet code LabVIEW for MINDSTORMS code for the LEGO hand puppet. Morse Code This example shows how to turn a user input into a corresponding sequence of sounds. Each letter in the alphabet has its own case structure with morse...

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  5. LabView examples: Programming structures

    LabView examples: Programming structures

    These examples (PDF) demonstrate the use of programming structures in LabVIEW. Acceleration and Case Structure This example shows how to use shift registers and case structures to produce an effect similar to acceleration. If the sensor is pressed, the motors stop, but otherwise power is slowly added to the...

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  6. Music box

    Music box

    Design and construct a working music box in which LEGO mini-figures move while a song plays. This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons that is applicable to all types of robotics kits. The lessons are geared to students in early primary to middle school (depending on the...

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  7. Peak performance

    Peak performance

    Design and develop a car that is capable of traveling across flat surfaces quickly, but can also negotiate a steep ramp. Note: The WeDo version of the car remains tethered to the computer via the USB cable and therefore cannot travel very far.    Tip 1: What gear...

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  8. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2010

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2010

    The 4th Annual LEGO Engineering Symposium was hosted by the CEEO at Tufts University on June 8-10, 2010. The symposium offered a series of presentations and hands-on development labs to nearly 90 participants over the course of the 3 days. The presentations and development lab summaries can be...

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  9. LabView examples: Sound

    LabView examples: Sound

    These examples demonstrate the use of sound in LabVIEW. Play Song This example demonstrates how to play a song in the NXT code. Sound as Response This program emits a beeping sound as an NXT vehicle backs up. As the vehicle gets closer to another object (say, a...

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