1. Tunnel vision

    Tunnel vision

    Design and construct a car and program it to drive through a tunnel, automatically turn on its headlights when it enters the tunnel, and turning them off when it gets to the other side.       Tip: What kind of sensor would be suitable for detecting when the robot...

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  2. Light sensor scavenger hunt

    Light sensor scavenger hunt

    How can you determine the light conditions in different parts of a room? Can you find light sensor readings in the range of 0-30? 60-90? 90-100? Can you draw conclusions and make generalizations about light intensity in the room?         

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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Automated delivery service

    Automated delivery service

    Our idea: A robot is set up as a postman, and must post a message to another robot. The receiver is one of many robots lined up, and can only be identified by a coloured box in front of them. The postman will then deliver the message to the correct...

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