1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 9797 NXT basic car instructions

    9797 NXT basic car instructions

    This is a very basic NXT vehicle. It is made exclusively of pieces from the 9797 NXT Education kit. This car was designed to be built very quickly so that it could be used in workshop settings or one-time events.  This car was created to maximize the time spent learning...

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  7. Rotation sensor challenge

    Rotation sensor challenge

    Rotation sensors are very important in the field of engineering because they track and measure the motion of rotating objects. The NXT motors and EV3 large motors have built- in rotation sensors that are accurate enough for most purposes, but what if you need something even more accurate? How can...

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