Here are some highlights from one of my NXT camps that concluded last week.
I had 5th - 8th graders with no prior experience with the NXT. We started off building the Tribot from the NXT Education kit and quickly moved to basic dead reckoning navigation.
The students were then required to derive axle rotations from a measured driving distance.
( r = d / wheel circumference )
In addition, they were required to derive axle rotations from an expected vehicle turn angle.
We then moved on to other forms of navigation using the light , touch and ultrasonic sensors. By the fourth day, the student were able to develop solutions for the Sumo challenge.
On day five, the students documented their work with team web pages including programming and LDD screen shots and downloads. I've listed the team web pages below along with some video taken from the Sumo challenge and practice runs.
Team Web Pages
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