New Products from LEGO® Education
The 2008 LEGO® Robotics catalog is scheduled to hit mailboxes across the nation the first week of August. The 36-page publication focuses on all things robotic including several new items!
Below is a sneak peak of some of what you can find debuting in this year’s catalog.
Regardless of your skill level or programming knowledge, The Unofficial LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Inventor’s Guide is a robotics resource you will want nearby!
Divided into four parts, the guide first introduces readers to the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set and its many components, both Technic and electronic. Next, the guide’s author expands on the three basic tasks involved in any NXT project – building, programming, and activating the robot.
The result is a resource that combines the knowledge, inspiration, and support for any inventor to build the next award-winning NXT bot!
Transitioning from RCX with ROBOLAB™ to NXT just got easier! Thanks to the editorial efforts of Eric Wang, this guide shows readers how to migrate from the RCX programming style to the NXT format!
LEGO® NXT for ROBOLAB™ Users is a fabulous resource for teachers, students, and robotics enthusiasts. Featuring program examples in both ROBOLAB™ and NXT, this book helps readers transfer their knowledge of the RCX program to the NXT. Related exercises complement the process and progress in difficulty as each exercise is completed.
The HiTechnic IRLink Sensor uses infrared signals to communicate to the MINDSTORMS® RCX and the power function system of the Mechanisms Power Add-On. The IRLink enables the NXT programming system to read values from the RCX sensors and control motors connected to the RCX. The IRLink can be used to build a remote control for the models from the Motorized Mechanisms Set.
An excellent resource for the advanced user! After students master the NXT programming language, this book will introduce them to different programming languages and robot platforms, such as NXC (C language for the NXT), NBC (an assembler language for the NXT), and Versa (a mobile robot platform utilizing modular attachments). The author, John Hansen, also dives further into the NXT and HiTechnic sensors and utilities for music, sound, graphics, and more. By the time you finish this 538-page book, you will be an NXT power programmer!
The ball contains 20 infrared LEDs that are positioned to eliminate blind spots and make sure the IR signal can be detected by your robot. Pair it with the HiTechnic IRSeeker Sensor, and your students can have a soccer showdown!
Developed by Dr. Damien Kee, a doctor in robotics with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT contains a 10-week set of lesson plans geared toward fifth- through 10th-grade teachers who want to implement robotics into their classroom. Each lesson is centered around one robot and includes a scenario with background information, equipment list, teacher notes, programming examples, reproducible student worksheets, and extension activities.
The Young Inventor’s Project with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT
The Young Inventor’s Project is an innovative and engaging 30-hour curriculum introducing creative robotics to students in middle school. Your students will be using humanities as a foundation for the exploration of past, present, and future inventions.
The curriculum also includes a four-part Teacher’s Guide, activities correlated to national standards, digital resources, and reproducible student materials. Training packages are also available to assist staff in program implementation.
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