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Lego Projects. Engineering with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. Welcome to the MindBOARDS website! NXT Programming Software. NXT Programming Software These are different ways of writing programs that will execute on the LEGO NXT brick.

NXT Programming Software

This list doesn't include all features, but should include enough information to provide a good starting point for you to figure out which software best suits your needs. Notes (1) RoboLab and RobotC both use firmware that comes Standard with some LEGO software. Software Suggestions If you're looking here to find the "best" software, it's not that easy. NXT Off-Brick controllers (Remote Controls) These are different types of "remote control" systems for the NXT.

. (1) RobotC uses firmware that comes Standard with some LEGO software (2) LEGO's Mobile Application can send messages to a program running on an NXT Other Team Hassenplug NXT stuff. NBC - NeXT Byte Codes, Not eXactly C, and SuperPro C. LabVIEW for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®National Instruments. MINDSTORMS : Home.

LEGO NXT hacks and robots. LEGO MINDSTORMS Internals. A note to the reader: some of these links may be unreachable.


I'm leaving them here if only to give credit where credit is due. Newer items are added to the bottom of each section, so look there for news. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS(tm) (#9719) product is a robot-kit-in-a-box. It consists of a computer module (the "RCX(tm)"), and an inventory of many TECHNICS(tm) parts. It appears to be a productized version of the MIT Programmable Brick, as the following table will show you.

The LEGO-Robotics Mailing List A group of people have figured out how to talk to the RCX from operating systems unsupported by The LEGO Group. This group of people gathers at the lego-robotics mailing list. General MINDSTORMS Info You can buy the MINDSTORMS RIS (Robotics Invention System) at the stores listed below (presuming they have it in stock), and many fine toy outlets. Places to buy MINDSTORMS (not a comprehensive list): Erik Brok has an introduction to programming with MINDSTORMS page. Kin W. Books Notes Patrick R. LegOS. Digital Designer Virtual Building Software.

Science Through LEGO Engineering Curricula. The following four curricula are designed to introduce students (in Grades 3 to 5) to various science concepts through design-based LEGO projects.

Science Through LEGO Engineering Curricula

The first several lessons of each unit engage students in scientific explorations sometimes using the LEGO tool-set as a resource. The students are then charged with an open-ended design challenge where they use the science they learned alongside the engineering design process to design and build LEGO creations that meet criteria that the students can observe and test. Intro Unit This series of introductory lessons should be completed before beginning a Science Through LEGO Engineering curriculum unit. Students will first be introduced to the engineering design process and its results in the world around us. Download Introduction Unit (PDF, 2.3MB) Design a Musical Instrument: The Science of Sound Design a Model House: The Properties of Materials Design an Animal Model: Animal Studies Design a People Mover: Simple Machines Related posts. Kev's LEGO Mindstorms NXT Laser Hack. Kev's Cool Hardware Hack for converting a Lego Mindstorms NXT Light Sensor into a Laser Module!

Kev's LEGO Mindstorms NXT Laser Hack

Other cool projects - High Power Rocketry: Level 1 Project, Level 2 Project, Level 3 Project, Launch Controller Computer Controlled Christmas Lights NEW!!! - Our new Robotic Hexapod Project (6 legged, insect like robot) Total Project Cost - $16.99 plus shipping. Team Hassenplug. Simple Windows Bluetooth Remote Pretty early on, I made a pretty simple Windows application, that could control an NXT over Bluetooth.

Team Hassenplug

I really haven't done much with it, but someone just asked me about it, so I figured I'd post it. There aren't many instructions. There is a very narrow button to the left of the "C" motor button. And, another appears between the B & C motors. Also, there are keyboard commands to run the motors. Products. Microsoft Robotics Studio and Lego Mindstorms NXT. The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit is an amazing upgrade to the original Lego Mindstorms product.

Microsoft Robotics Studio and Lego Mindstorms NXT

While the building blocks are not the traditional plastic stud blocks everyone is used to, the new construction parts allow for some very complex designs. Additionally, Microsoft Robotics Studio supports the Lego NXT kit right out of the box, so it's quite easy to get up and going using MSRS with the Lego kit to start coding a robot in C# or VB.NET. With that in mind, this article will demonstrate how to use MSRS with the simple TriBot robot that can be easily built using the instructions included in the Lego NXT kit.

LegoNXT TriBot Building The instructions for building the TriBot are located in the LegoNXT kit. Plug the wires into brick as follows, looking at the front of the bot so the LCD screen is facing you: A - Middle B - Left C - Right Additionally, I added the push button sensor to the front of the TriBot which is plugged into port 1 at the bottom. LegoNXT and Bluetooth Configuration Bio.