1. Using EV3 software to run the NXT

    Using EV3 software to run the NXT

    The new EV3 software is backwards compatible with the NXT. But what exactly does this mean? What works? What doesn’t work? What sort of works? Here is a quick rundown: Programming: The NXT can be programmed using the EV3 software. Most of the blocks work well. Obviously, features that are...

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  2. LabView examples: Projects

    LabView examples: Projects

    Here are some example projects using LabView. Hand Puppet code LabVIEW for MINDSTORMS code for the LEGO hand puppet. Morse Code This example shows how to turn a user input into a corresponding sequence of sounds. Each letter in the alphabet has its own case structure with morse code sounds....

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  3. LabView examples: Programming structures

    LabView examples: Programming structures

    These examples (PDF) demonstrate the use of programming structures in LabVIEW. Acceleration and Case Structure This example shows how to use shift registers and case structures to produce an effect similar to acceleration. If the sensor is pressed, the motors stop, but otherwise power is slowly added to the motors. Basic...

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  4. Music box

    Music box

    Design and construct a working music box in which LEGO mini-figures move while a song plays. This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons that is applicable to all types of robotics kits. The lessons are geared to students in early primary to middle school (depending on the lesson). Additional...

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  5. Peak performance

    Peak performance

    Design and develop a car that is capable of traveling across flat surfaces quickly, but can also negotiate a steep ramp. Note: The WeDo version of the car remains tethered to the computer via the USB cable and therefore cannot travel very far.    Tip 1: What gear train yields...

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  6. LabView examples: Sound

    LabView examples: Sound

    These examples demonstrate the use of sound in LabVIEW. Play Song This example demonstrates how to play a song in the NXT code. Sound as Response This program emits a beeping sound as an NXT vehicle backs up. As the vehicle gets closer to another object (say, a wall or...

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  7. Fan-tastic

    Fan-tastic

    Design and construct a LEGO fan with at least one sensor and program it to run at variable speeds and have a stop/start function. Note: the RCX and NXT versions of the attachments use two touch sensors while the WeDo version uses the tilt sensor.      This lesson is...

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  8. Mountain rescue (Ramp climber)

    Mountain rescue (Ramp climber)

    What is the best design for cars used by people on sloping paths? Construct a car that is capable of climbing steep inclines.     What is torque and why is it important? This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons that is applicable to all types of...

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  9. LabView examples: Display

    LabView examples: Display

    These examples (PDF) demonstrate display control in LabVIEW. Create Points This example shows how to make points on the NXT screen given coordinates on the front panel. Displaying Sensor Values This examples shows how to display sensor readings on the NXT screen. Draw Sine Cosine This example draws the sine and...

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