JumboBooks: An introduction to using microprocessors in LabVIEW


The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University has created JumboBooks, a set of educational tutorials to program different devices in LabVIEW. The microprocessors used include the Arduino Uno, BeagleBone, LilyPad, myRIO, and ProtoSnap, as well as a tutorial for LEGO’s EV3 brick. The tutorials were created for high schoolers and up, and can be downloaded […]

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EV3 tutorials: By students, for students

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Check out this awesome collection of tutorials that Sarah Lichtenberger’s fifth graders have produced. Topics include… MyBlocks Multi-tasking Follow an object Displaying the speed Displaying distance Using the Gyro Sensor For example, here’s one showing how to display the distance on the US sensor using the Display block…

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RicEditor tutorial: Create a cannon game!


Before you start This post is a tutorial on how to work with “RIC” image files to create a simple game using the NXT display. For an example of what the finished game will look like and an introduction to RIC files, please see: Create your own games with “RIC” files. To start making RIC-based […]

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RCX constructopedia


The RCX constructopedia (PDF, 55Mb) includes an extensive set of instructions designed to introduce beginners and advanced builders alike to new concepts in building with the RCX. 418 pages! Contents include: Stationary builds Sturdy structures Bracing Change axis Moving parts Motors Gears Pulleys Special gears Cam Differential Worm gear Gear rack Animal parts Beaks and jaws […]

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NXT Constructopedia

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The NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1 (PDF) is a set of building hints for the NXT Education Base Set (9797). It contains smaller hints and a few larger models. Its aim is to provide users with inspiration to build their own advanced creations. Contents include: Simple shapes and structures Square Reversing trick Cube Arch Beams Triangles Ways […]

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