NXT Tutorial This tutorial for LEGO Mindstorms NXT is divided in two sections. The “Essentials” are things every NXT programmer should know. Some of these movies have exercises directly under them. EV3 Tutorial This tutorial for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is divided in two sections. The “Essentials” are things every EV3 programmer should know. Some of these movies have exercises directly under them. It’s important to do these exercises, not just assume you “get it.” Products HiTechnic is creating new and exciting NXT model designs for the LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. Complete step by step building instructions are available can be downloaded for free together with example programs. NXT Model Building Instructions LabVIEW LabVIEW (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments. The graphical language is named "G" (not to be confused with G-code). Originally released for the Apple Macintosh in 1986, LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, various versions of UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X. The latest version of LabVIEW is LabVIEW 2013, released in August 2013. Dataflow programming Graphical programming
Hacking the LEGO NXT If you are a millionaire and able to buy a LEGO Mindstorms NXT, you may find kind of difficult to hack it or create homemade sensors. I believe you already noticed the particular jack that comes with the NXT. It looks like a telephone jack, but the latch is located in one side, making difficult to connect any other cable. That is not a big problem; filling off the latch from a 6-wires telephone connector (RJ-12) may do the job. Once I was able to connect a telephone cable to the NXT, I started to test the signals. Tutorial: Most Useless Machine EV3R Most Useless LEGO MINDSTORMS Machine EV3 This useless machine is inspired by the “Most Useless Machine EVER” by “SaskView”. Now you can build one too, using the instructions below. All you need is one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit (#31313).
NXT® plugs crimping tool NXT® plugs crimping tool Mindsensors sells NXT-style RJ12 connectors. Unfortunately regular RJ12 crimping tools are not suited for them because of their offset latch. Troop 503 Robotics This page is chock full of free robot construction diagrams, instructions, design and build tips and tricks. Lego Technic and Mindstorms NXT NOTE: The 979695 projects require elements of both the 9797 Lego Mindsotrms NXT Education Base Set and the 9695 Lego Mindstorms NXT Education Resource Set. Pitsco Education Tetrix Set Descriptions:
Article archive Volume Number: 23 (2007) Issue Number: 04 Column Tag: Geek Toys By Rich Warren I admit it. I have had a long-term love/hate affair with the Lego Mindstorm line. Free Lego NXT MindStorms NXT-G Robotics Challenges Tutorials At the request of Tasmanian teachers Miss Clare Neilson and recently retired Mrs. Juanita Airey, activities using Lego's NXT 1 MindStorms Robots have been developed for use in School-based 2-hour sessions. Some, but not all, will work with the new NXT 2 kit (click here for more information). The tutorials are presented as a series of Challenges, which are gradually being converted for Web use. Challenges with an "M" after the challenge number include mentor notes. Challenge numbers greater than 100 use components that are not in the NXT 1.0 Retail or Educational Lego kits, but are available for separate purchase.