LabView examples: Display

These examples (PDF) demonstrate display control in LabVIEW. Create Points This example shows how to make points on the NXT screen given coordinates on the front panel. Displaying Sensor Values This examples shows how to display sensor readings on the NXT screen. Draw Sine Cosine This example draws the sine and cosine curves simultaneously on the […]

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Going the distance

The idea for this challenge is to build and program a robot car to drive as close as possible to a LEGO minfig, without knocking it over! Sounds easy? The catch is that you are not allowed to use any sensors and once you are told how far the minifig will be from the starting […]

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RCX constructopedia

The RCX constructopedia (PDF, 55Mb) includes an extensive set of instructions designed to introduce beginners and advanced builders alike to new concepts in building with the RCX. 418 pages! Contents include: Stationary builds Sturdy structures Bracing Change axis Moving parts Motors Gears Pulleys Special gears Cam Differential Worm gear Gear rack Animal parts Beaks and jaws […]

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Exploring gears

How do gears interact to vary torque and angular speed? Build different gear assemblies to discover these effects. What do the terms “gear up” and “gear down” mean? 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 […]

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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 from a hard knock might […]

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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 to complete and somewhat of […]

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