1. 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...

    Read more...

  2. 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...

    Read more...

  3. WeDo activities: The next level

    WeDo activities: The next level

    The LEGO Education WeDo kit provides a fascinating opportunity in simple robotics and programming for young students. The kit has 12 activities that introduce valuable science and engineering concepts like pulley setups and gear trains and ratios, and makes them approachable and interactive with sensors, motors, and software. Like with...

    Read more...

  4. NXT car with NXT bluetooth remote

    NXT car with NXT bluetooth remote

    The NXT’s Bluetooth feature enables NXTs to send messages to each other wirelessly. What’s that good for? Well, lots of things – including making your own remote control car (where you make the car and the remote!). NOTE: This project requires two NXT bricks. Building The car has two motors...

    Read more...

  5. What to buy (WeDo)

    What to buy (WeDo)

    Planning on introducing the WeDo into your class? Below are some ideas on what you need to get started. Hardware The WeDo kit comes in a stackable, white plastic container. The roughly 150 pieces in the kit includes two sensors (tilt and motion), a motor and a USB hub. Generally,...

    Read more...

  6. Musical instruments with the NXT

    Musical instruments with the NXT

    What do LEGO, air guitars, and iPads have in common? Music! In this article, we talk about how you can make your own digital musical instruments with the LEGO NXT. The idea You can design and build your own musical instrument with the NXT where the sensors act as the...

    Read more...