Sensors are the main part of the NXT, and are the items that the NXT is most useful for. The NXT has four types sensors that come with it: the ultrasonic sensor, the light sensor, the touch sensor, and the sound sensor. Later models come with a color sensor that replaces light, but I prefer […]
To make life easier when programming, sometimes people may use things called functions. Functions are blocks of code that perform a specific task. Fuctions can be used to reduce the complexity of a code, and to make it more clear. In RobotC, I use functions a lot because they help other people understand what the […]
Now that you’ve got the basics for the Lego Mindstorms, we can start programming. To start, open up RobotC and open a new file. Outputting text is the first thing you will do with almost any programming language, so let’s start with a program that displays “Hello World” on the screen. Note that this program […]
RobotC is a language that one would use to program a Lego Mindstorms Robot. The kits are a bit pricey, but they offer an amazing amount of possibilities–from a simple bot that moves and turns or one that can flush your toilet or tear off toilet paper strips, to more complex designs that could potentially […]
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