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.
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. Here is what I found: PID Controller For Lego Mindstorms Robots A PID Controller is a common technique used to control a wide variety of machinery including vehicles, robots and even rockets. The complete mathematical description of a PID Controller is fairly complex but a much simpler understanding is really all that is needed to use a PID effectively. This document is a description of how to create a PID Controller for use with Lego Mindstorms Robots using the NXT-G programming language. It will be easier if we have an actual task in mind so I will describe how to create a PID to do line following. Once created, the same PID can be used, with only minor modifications, with any other Mindstorms application such as getting a robot that can drive as straight as possible, or even for a robot that can balance with nothing but 2 wheels touching the ground like a Segway.
Programmable Brick Utilities Programmable Brick Utilities NOTE: You must have the Fantom drivers installed in order for any of my NXT utilities to function under Mac OSX and Windows. You can get a copy of these drivers from the LEGO.com MINDSTORMS Update page. Linux users do not need the Fantom drivers but they do need libusb 0.1 installed.
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).
Tilted Twister The building instructions were created with LDraw, MLCad, LDGLite and LPub Connections: 1 - Color sensor 2 - Ultrasonic sensor A - Turntable motor B - Tilter arm motor C - Color sensor motor Downloading files to the brick 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. It’s important to do these exercises, not just assume you “get it.” Learning to use My Blocks This tutorial explains how to use the "My Block" feature of the NXT-G programming system by working through several examples. What is a My Block? Why Use My Blocks? Making your First My Block Creating a My Block Viewing and Editing the Contents of a My Block Inserting a My Block into a Program Creating My Blocks with Input Parameters What are Input Parameters? Creating a My Block with an Input Parameter Using a My Block with an Input Parameter Designing Your Own Input Parameter Changing the Name of a Parameter Creating a My Block with Multiple Input Parameters Making a Block Header Comment
UrbiForge UrbiOpenSourceContestProjects/2-high 1 - Overview For French speakers, the entire project is described in French here. NXT Tower Defense is a system that lets you build, develop and play with your own robot. This robot is designed with Lego Mindstorm NXT for hardware and uses URBI, Qt and Opencv for the software. This means that this robot can be used by anyone who has some knowledge of development - and Lego :-)- and the desire to learn about robotics and especially URBI. Products New from LEGO® Education for the EV3 platform is Design Engineering Projects, a curriculum package with 30 hours of classroom instruction and open-ended problem-solving activities that make learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through real-life robotics engaging and fun for students. The curriculum features three main sections with five design projects per section for a total of 15 projects: – Make it Move: Students are challenged to design, build and program robots that move using motors with rotation sensors. In five projects students apply mathematics and science knowledge to create robots that measure distance, measure speed, move without using wheels, maximize power to move up an incline, and move and turn to create regular polygons. Students will also apply their knowledge of simple and complex machines and use ratios to describe proportional relationships.
Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting Enchanting Cards in Multiple Languages Enchanting cards are now available in: Thank you, translators, for your hard work! Enchanting v0.2 is out! Jul 9, 2014 - Enchanting v0.2.4.3 is out and now includes an updated Spanish translation.