1. Dexter Industries and EV3

    Dexter Industries and EV3

    Dexter Industries, a 3rd party hardware developer for the LEGO MINDSTORMS system, have recently released software blocks for some of their sensors in EV3. The following sensors are currently supported, and more are on the way: dIMU dLight dGPS dSolar Breadboard Adapter  

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  2. Peak performance

    Peak performance

    Design and develop a car that is capable of traveling across flat surfaces quickly, but can also negotiate a steep ramp. Note: The WeDo version of the car remains tethered to the computer via the USB cable and therefore cannot travel very far.    Tip 1: What gear train yields...

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  3. Fan-tastic

    Fan-tastic

    Design and construct a LEGO fan with at least one sensor and program it to run at variable speeds and have a stop/start function. Note: the RCX and NXT versions of the attachments use two touch sensors while the WeDo version uses the tilt sensor.      This lesson is...

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  4. LabView examples: Sensors

    LabView examples: Sensors

    These examples (PDF) demonstrate the use of sensors in LabVIEW. Graphing sensor values This program takes sensor values and graphs them on the front panel. Line follower This program is provided in the “Behaviors” section of LabVIEW 2010. It can be very useful in more advanced projects, such as creating an...

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  5. Smart house

    Smart house

    Design and construct a house which utilizes the sensors. For example, have the house greet incoming cars by turning the house lights on.  Resources Smart House lesson plan – NXT-G + ROBOLAB (PDF)

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  6. Dancing robot

    Dancing robot

    Design, construct and program a dancing robot that has at least two moving parts and at most two motors. Set your robot’s dance to music. Resources Dancing Robot lesson plan – ROBOLAB + NXT-G (PDF)  

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  7. 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...

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