1. 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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  2. Third-party sensors: Code examples

    Third-party sensors: Code examples

    Here is a collection of code examples for third party sensors. Codatex Download Codatex code examples (ZIP) including: RFID read NXT-G - This code will use the Codatex RFID sensor to find the correct RFID tag. Once the RFID sensor finds the correct tag, it will make a sound and the...

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  3. 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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  4. Random motion

    Random motion

    The code will run Motor A in a random direction (via a Random-Comparison Block combination), at a random speed, for a random amount of time. The motor speeds will fall between 0-100 and the time will fall between 0-3 seconds. Resources Random Motion.rbt (ZIP)

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  5. Light theremin

    Light theremin

    In this activity, use an NXT brick equipped with two light sensors to emulate a theremin. One sensor will change pitch as the amount of light sensed changes, and the other sensor will change volume as the amount of light sensed changes. The theremin is meant to be controlled with the...

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  6. Things that go bump

    Things that go bump

    Design and construct a car and program it to travel in a straight line until it hits a wall. Once it hits the wall, program the car to reverse direction and continue until it hits another wall at which point it stops.   Tip: What sensors can be used to...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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