Sturdy tower

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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. How would you design and construct a tower (approx. 10-15 centimetres high) with LEGO bricks […]

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LabView examples: Motors

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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 control the rotation of a […]

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NXT Constructopedia

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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 Cube Arch Beams Triangles Ways […]

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Platform 9 3/4

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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 9 3:4 lesson plan – […]

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Bulldozer

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Design and construct a sturdy car that can push dirt, and program it to be controlled by touch sensors.      Tip 1 : 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 […]

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Assistive devices curriculum article

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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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