2. Lego Mindstorms Bootcamp

Mindstorms Hardware

In groups of twos or threes follow along with the demonstration with your Mindstorms as work through the following:
  1. What's in the box? 
  2. The brain - how to use the Lego brick. Turning on/off, running programs.
  3. Different types of parts and their uses.
  4. Gears, motors and wheels.

Build The Demo Bot

After this brief demo we will build the simple bot in the Lego instruction booklet.

Programming with NXC

After completing this little robot we will work through these steps:
  1. Creating a simple program.
  2. Uploading code from the laptops.
  3. Running your code.
  4. Using sensors.
  5. Basic programming: variables, conditions and loops.