1. LabVIEW examples: Advanced

    LabVIEW examples: Advanced

    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...

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  2. ROBOLAB for LabVIEW

    ROBOLAB for LabVIEW

    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. The RCX USB tower works on Mac...

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  3. NXT-A-Sketch

    NXT-A-Sketch

    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,...

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  4. Survival of the fittest: NXT style

    Survival of the fittest: NXT style

    A group of Tufts University students stand around a squared-off area of linoleum cheering fervently. They scream things like “Go Moosie!” and “Your buzzard’s knocking my penguin!” The whole scene seemed somewhat out of place; after all, this was an engineering lab. It all makes sense when you realize that...

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  5. NXT science / engineering fair experiments

    NXT science / engineering fair experiments

    The NXT brick is a great tool for more than just robotics. It can handle data logging for a variety of sensors over long periods of time and can run programs that will simulate large-scale experiments. The following are some cool ideas for science/engineering fair projects using the NXT Education...

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  6. Motor vs Move – Part II: Action

    Motor vs Move – Part II: Action

    In Part I of Motor vs. Move, we looked at how the Move block incorporates a control algorithm to help robots move more accurately. What else is different between the Motor and Move block in NXT-G? Motor The Motor block has an “Action” panel which includes a drop-down menu pertaining...

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  7. A simple TETRIX robot

    A simple TETRIX robot

    TETRIX is a robotics building system that was created by Pitsco. The system consists of aluminium elements for construction and powerful drive motors, controlled by an NXT brick. This article provides building instructions and programming examples for a simple TETRIX robot. Building instructions Begin by taking the two channels and...

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