Design and construct a trebuchet or catapult that will shoot an object at least 2 meters.
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These examples demonstrate some advanced features in LabVIEW. Using a Sub VI This example shows a possible implementation of a sub VI. Sub VI’s are essentially consolidations of other code into one icon. Multiple NXTs This example demonstrates how to use multiple NXTs. After specifying which NXTs to use, the program uses motors on both […]
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Students will investigate the properties of sturdy structures by constructing a LEGO wall. The wall must be about 6 bricks high and withstand the “Flick Test”. The Flick Test involves flicking the top of the wall to see if it fails or tips over. Lesson features: Predicting structurally sound building practices. Class discussion of different […]
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Design and construct a car and program it to travel in a straight line until it hits a wall. Once it hits the wall, program the car to reverse direction and continue until it hits another wall at which point it stops. Tip: What sensors can be used to detect collisions between objects? Resources […]
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Think of an intelligent way to set up a “voting booth” to gather data, and plot this data on a graph for analysis. Tip 1: What sensor can you implement for collecting this data? Touch sensor? IR sensor? Resources Lesson plan: Voting booth – NXT + ROBOLAB (PDF) Lesson plan: Voting Booth – RCX […]
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Design and construct a chair that keeps Mr Bear (a floppy stuffed animal) from falling backwards, forwards, to the left and to the right. The safety of Mr Bear is in your hands! Note: The lesson plan attached to this post was designed as part of a series of introductory WeDo lessons but is relevant […]
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ROBOLAB for LabVIEW is an add-on for LabVIEW that enables you to run the classic and much loved ROBOLAB within a current installation of LabVIEW. Notes This is not a standalone product, so a version of LabVIEW (e.g. LVLM, LV4E, etc.) is required. To use the RCX USB tower, some operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows […]
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Just like its little red counterpart, the Etch-A-Sketch®, the NXT-A-Sketch lets you turn two knobs to draw your picture. However, rather than using a stylus and aluminum powder, the LEGO NXT model is entirely digital, making use of the Servo motors and the LCD display. Building To build the NXT-A-Sketch, two motors are attached to […]
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