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Spring 2013

Fellows: Whitney Crooks and Laura Coughlin

  1. Class 1 (1/30): NXT overview - powerpoint, videos, how to program on an NXT
    1. Silly Walks
  2. Class 2 (2/6): continue Silly Walks
  3. Class 3 (2/13): Lunar Rover
  4. No class (2/20)
  5. Class 4 (2/27: LEGO challenge 2: Dr. E’s Global RoboZoo RoboZoo
  6. Class 5 (3/6): LEGO challenge 2: Dr. E’s Global RoboZoo RoboZoo
  7. Class 6 (3/13): LEGO challenge 2: Dr. E’s Global RoboZoo RoboZoo
  8. No class (3/20)
  9. Class 7 (3/27): Line follower
  10. Class 8 (4/3): Line follower
  11. Class 9 (4/10): Line follower
  12. Class 10 (4/24): Final Challenge
    1. 5 level activity to challenge students at different levels of understanding
      1. Level One: Build a car.
      2. Level Two: Program the car on the NXT brick to move forward, then backward.
      3. Level Three: Rewrite the program using LEGO Mindstorms.
      4. Level Four: Edit the program so the car beeps as it moves backwards.
      5. Level Five: Incorporate sensors so that the car stops when it runs into something or when it hears you clap.

Fall 2012

Fellows: Whitney Crooks and Jen Scinto

Semester Outline


Spring 2012

Fellows: Amanda Rock and Emma Rubin

Semester Outline

Week 1:Paper bridges

Week 2: Animal Adaptations

Week 3: Intro to Robotics Unit 1 http://stompnetwork.org/tufts/images/pdf/intro_robotics_1_10.pdf

Build NXT Cars

Week 4: Going the distance (Lesson 2 from the Intro to Robotics Unit 1)

*Students programmed their cars to drive forward for a set amount of time and created graphs of distance vs. time. The challenge was to determine the amount of time they needed to program their cars to make them drive a specified distance.

Week 5: Platform 9 3/4

Week 6: Velociraptor

NXT Programming Presentation


Fall 2011

Fellows: Laney Siegner and Dulce Delgado

Semester Activities Outline

Week 1: September 30

Week 2: October 7

Week 3: October 21

Week 4: October 28

Week 5: November 4

Week 6: November 11

Week 7: December 2