1. Random motion

    Random motion

    The code will run Motor A in a random direction (via a Random-Comparison Block combination), at a random speed, for a random amount of time. The motor speeds will fall between 0-100 and the time will fall between 0-3 seconds. Resources Random Motion.rbt (ZIP)

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  2. RCX quick guide

    RCX quick guide

    Building a sturdy structure The keys to building a sturdy structure are as follows: 1. Use interconnecting bricks. When you interconnect your bricks, the structure will not fall apart when you move it. 2.  Flick Test: Test the durability of your structure with a simple flick of your finger. If...

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  3. Tower

    Tower

    How would you design and construct a tower (approx. 10-15 centimetres high) with LEGO bricks to support the weight of a stack of books? Ideas for extension Investigate truss types. eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truss How might you connect different parts of the tower in such a way that the load on the...

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  4. Professional development for Physics teachers

    Professional development for Physics teachers

    Attention physics teachers! On August 13th-14th at Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) in Boston, there will be a free two-day professional development workshop for physics teachers on using InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment), an innovative web-based tool-kit to facilitate collaborative inquiry activities in the classroom....

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  5. Light theremin

    Light theremin

    In this activity, use an NXT brick equipped with two light sensors to emulate a theremin. One sensor will change pitch as the amount of light sensed changes, and the other sensor will change volume as the amount of light sensed changes. The theremin is meant to be controlled with the...

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  6. Support for RCX

    Support for RCX

    The original version of the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform, the RCX, was supported by LEGO Education until 2009. Since this time, RCX kits have not been readily available for purchase. LEGOengineering.com continues to provide limited support for the RCX platform, including activities and building instructions, as well as tutorials and downloads...

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  7. Science through LEGO Engineering

    Science through LEGO Engineering

    The following four curricula are designed to introduce students (in Grades 3 to 5) to various science concepts through design-based LEGO projects. The first several lessons of each unit engage students in scientific explorations sometimes using the LEGO tool-set as a resource. The students are then charged with an open-ended...

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  8. ROBOLAB 2.9.4c patch

    ROBOLAB 2.9.4c patch

    This patch for ROBOLAB 2.9 fixes a few major issues with both the RCX and the NXT and adds some new features, including support for many 3rd party sensors. Use the extended help area to see example programs. To install this patch, you must already have ROBOLAB 2.9 or higher...

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