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October 26, 2013 - NXT Robotics

Elem Workshop October 26, 2013 - NXT Robotics

Registration List for October 26 NXT Robotics Workshop

Register at:

Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 1447. Directions to the building.
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Price: $30 per person
Open to: 4th-6th grade students
Max: 30 students
Instructor: William Brown
Workers: Louis(lead), Karima, Blaire
Materials: Laptops mice and chargers (1 for every 2 students), NXT kits (1 for every 2 students),Resource kits (1 for every 2 NXT kits),tape, foam core boards or ramps

Parking: State Street Parking Lot. Parking is $2.00 per hour. Parking directions can be found here.

Please pay online at the ICE Store and click on this workshop.

In this Saturday workshop students will create Robotic animals with Lego Mindstorms NXT kits. Students will then program these artificial creatures with NXT-G language to move about and react to their environments.

Drive a square
Forward and back
Forward spin and back
Avoid the wall using ultrasonic sensor or touch sensor

Learning Objectives:

Select, build, and modify from plans a Robotic Animal at:,,, or
Use NXT-G Language to program animal to move and react
Use of motor blocks and parameters of power, direction, and duration to move
Use of Ultrasonic, Touch, Light, and Sound Sensor to read environment
Use of Switch, Wait, and Loop Conditional statements to mimic behavior

Resource Links:
Overview of NXT-G Programming System:
Conditional Statements in NXT-G:
Video Tutorials on NXT-G Language (Vehicle Robots):
Buildings Ideas:

Before the students arrive, log into the computer with the username and password. Once logged in, enter the Pre survey's url. When they enter the room they will be ready to take the Pre survey.

If you have any questions, please email us at: As always, we look forward to seeing you at the workshop.


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