Look Ma, No USB! Untethering the WeDo

This WeDo car has an AA battery pack for power and an infrared receiver.

To keep the WeDo simple and easy to use for younger children, the WeDo doesn’t have an intelligent brick in its building materials. No intelligent brick, so no programming and no power. The USB hub is there to provide both from the computer. But, wouldn’t it be great to be able to untether some WeDo […]

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Sturdy car: The drop test

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Design and construct a car that remains intact when dropped from ankle to mid-shin height onto the floor. Vary the drop height to make the activity more or less challenging.      Hint: The car doesn’t necessarily have to include the EV3, NXT or RCX brick (and saving the brick from a hard knock might […]

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Find the hidden letter

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In this activity, use a robot equipped with a light sensor to determine the hidden letter message (under a table or in another room). The letter will be determined using light sensor collected data on 3 passes over of the letter.      Resources Find the Hidden Letter lesson plan – ROBOLAB (PDF)  

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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 number to the most other […]

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