1. Relay race

    Relay race

    Design and construct a team, comprising of  three cars, to compete in a relay race. Only one car may move at a time. Hint: Is there a way to send messages between team mates?  Resources Relay Race lesson plan – ROBOLAB + RCX (PDF)    

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  2. Tomb raider

    Tomb raider

    The idea of this challenge is to have students set up several light sensors to log data over time. After the setup is complete, run the programs, turn off the lights in the room, and have the students leave. Walk around the room near the different sensors with a flashlight....

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  3. Ultrasonic touch guitar

    Ultrasonic touch guitar

    The idea of this radical challenge is to use the ultrasonic sensor, touch sensors, and buttons on the NXT to create a guitar. The ultrasonic sensor can control the pitch of the note based on the location of the user’s hand, and the touch sensors can control other parameters of...

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  4. Zombie attack

    Zombie attack

    In this activity, a group of students each build a robot. Each robot is assigned a number. It will then have to tag other robots with the number by using mail. Five tags and the robot takes on that robot’s number. The winner is the robot that has given its...

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  5. Sound display

    Sound display

    The idea of this challenge is to collect and display sound data from the NXT sound sensor in real time on the LCD display of the NXT. You could include the ability to pause data collection by bumping a button to “freeze” a particular screen of the data until another...

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  6. Drive in a square

    Drive in a square

    The goal of this activity is to make a robot car drive in a square path. Hint: Rotation sensors are great for controlling the angle of a car’s turn. Resources Square lesson plan – NXT-G (PDF) Square lesson plan – RCX + ROBOLAB (PDF)

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  7. 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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  8. 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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