Third-party sensors: Code examples

Codatex RFID sensor

Here is a collection of code examples for third party sensors. Codatex Download Codatex code examples (ZIP) including: RFID read NXT-G –┬áThis 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 code will stop running. HiTechnic […]

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NXT building tips

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NXT Building Tips is a brief PDF guide to tips and tricks for building with the LEGO NXT, including: Basic LEGO brick stacking Using pegs to connect beams Connecting beams using axles and bushings Constructing sturdy shapes Attaching a wheel to a motor so that the motor turns Attaching motors to your NXT Resources NXT […]

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Rotation sensor challenge

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Rotation sensors are very important in the field of engineering because they track and measure the motion of rotating objects. The NXT motors and EV3 large motors have built- in rotation sensors that are accurate enough for most purposes, but what if you need something even more accurate? How can you design and construct a […]

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Motor vs Move – Part II: Action

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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 to how the robot’s motor […]

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WeDo activities: The next level

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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 all LEGO kits, the possibilities […]

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