1. Sturdy car: The drop test

    Sturdy car: The drop test

    Design and construct a car that remains intact when dropped from ankle to mid-shin height onto the floor. Vary the drop height to make the activity more or less challenging.      Hint: The car doesn’t necessarily have to include the EV3, NXT or RCX brick (and saving the brick...

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  2. Robo-Sundae: The Experiment

    Robo-Sundae: The Experiment

    It started as just the idea of creating a robot that could help. We wanted to think of a task or chore and make it easier through the use of LEGO Mindstorms and LabView 2010 for LEGO Mindstorms. We settled on making an ice cream sundae, a task both fun...

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  3. Strongest shape

    Strongest shape

    Investigate different shapes in order to determine which shape is strongest. With results from your investigation, design and construct a number of roofs to be placed on a previously built house. Then test the structures by pushing on the top of the roof. This lesson is one in a series...

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  4. Sturdy tower

    Sturdy tower

    The idea of this challenge is to build a structure capable of supporting a textbook. The structure must be at least as high as one hand width, although changing the height restriction can make the task more or less challenging.  This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons...

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  5. LabView examples: Motors

    LabView examples: Motors

    These examples (ZIP) demonstrate motor control in LabVIEW. Front Panel Steering Control This example shows how to control the steering icon using the front panel. Position Control This example shows how to keep an object a set distance away from the robot. Rotation Position Control This example demonstrates how to...

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  6. NXT Constructopedia

    NXT Constructopedia

    The NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1 (PDF) is a set of building hints for the NXT Education Base Set (9797). It contains smaller hints and a few larger models. Its aim is to provide users with inspiration to build their own advanced creations. Contents include: Simple shapes and structures Square Reversing trick...

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  7. Platform 9 3/4

    Platform 9 3/4

    Design and construct a car and learn to program the car to travel a specified distance using multiple methods (time, touch and light). Get your car’s passenger from home to the train station. Going too far or not far enough leaves your passenger in the ghost world.   Resources Platform...

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  8. Smart house

    Smart house

    Design and construct a house which utilizes the sensors. For example, have the house greet incoming cars by turning the house lights on.  Resources Smart House lesson plan – NXT-G + ROBOLAB (PDF)

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