1. Strongest shape

    Strongest shape

    Investigate different shapes in order to determine which shape is strongest. With results from your investigation, design and construct a number of roofs to be placed on a previously built house. Then test the structures by pushing on the top of the roof. Note: The lesson plan attached to this...

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  2. Sturdy tower

    Sturdy tower

    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...

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  3. Platform 9 3/4

    Platform 9 3/4

    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...

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  4. Smart house

    Smart house

    Design and construct a house which utilizes the sensors. For example, have the house greet incoming cars by turning the house lights on.  Resources Smart House lesson plan – NXT-G + ROBOLAB (PDF)

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  5. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer

    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...

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  6. Cross country adventure

    Cross country adventure

    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...

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  7. Crane

    Crane

    Build a crane that can lift objects one and a half times its weight to a height of 4 inches. Tip 1: What is the relationship between torque and gear-size?  Tip 2: Remember, rotation sensors can track the angle turned by the motor. Resources Crane lesson plan (PDF)  ...

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