Cross country adventure

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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? Resources Cross Country Adventure lesson plan – NXT + ROBOLAB (PDF) […]

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Image processing in LabVIEW

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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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Echo locator

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How could you build a device that uses sound to indicate the distance to the nearest object? For example, as an aid for a person with vision impairment. Other than using the Ultrasound Sensor, are there any other sensors that could be used to measure distance? Resources Echo Locator lesson plan – NXT-G (PDF)  

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