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. See also Going the Distance. Resources Platform 9 […]

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Bulldozer

Design and construct a sturdy car that can push dirt, and program it to be controlled by touch sensors.      How can the touch sensor be used to trigger the bulldozer to generate more torque? Resources Bulldozer Lesson Plan – NXT + NXT-G/ROBOLAB (PDF) Bulldozer Lesson Plan – RCX + ROBOLAB (PDF)  

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Assistive devices curriculum article

This article was originally published 21 October 2008. Select Boston Public School middle-school teachers have been teaching the “Robotics: Assistive devices for the future“ curriculum for the past three years. For each of the last three years approximately 20 new teachers learn to use the LEGO robotics platform to engage their students in engineering challenges […]

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Cross country adventure

Can you design and program a robot that can travel from one state to another across a large floor map of the USA (or a similar map of another part of the world)? Can you estimate the time required to travel between specific states? See also Going the Distance. Resources Cross Country Adventure lesson plan […]

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Image processing in LabVIEW

The Image Processing VIs are a rudimentary set of image capture and analysis VIs that allow the user to grab images from a USB camera (using Chris Salzmann’s QuickTime VIs) and analyze them. These VIs can be used to determine color information, threshold, binary morphology, blob detection. They can read and save standard image types, […]

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Third-party sensor update for ROBOLAB

This third-party sensor update for ROBOLAB supports the HiTechnic IRSeeker v2 (in all four modes) and fixes a Vernier bug. Note: Requires ROBOLAB 2.9.4 or higher. Installation instructions Download and unzip Third-party sensor update (6/24/2010) Note: you are replacing the current Sensors folder with the updated Sensors folder. [installation directory, defaults to Program Files on […]

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