LEGO Mindstorms NXT: A Brief Introduction & Tutorial Part 2

This is part 2 of a brief introduction and tutorial to LEGO Mindstorms NXT. Topics discussed are (3) programming an NXT robot and (4) testing an NXT robot.

See part 1 for a look at (1) what is included with the NXT robotics kit and (2) how to build a simple NXT robot.

This was my topic of choice when given an instructional video ignment in one of my college courses.

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25 thoughts on “LEGO Mindstorms NXT: A Brief Introduction & Tutorial Part 2

  1. Hi, sorry to not …
    Hi, sorry to not reply sooner. I would recommend you check out nxtprograms(dot)com. It has building instructions as well as programs you can download.

  2. hi i am a teacher …
    hi i am a teacher and we puted in my class the lesson of robotics with the lego nxt.
    i don’t know so much about this stuff . can you send me some simple programs to show to my students?

  3. very nice vid im …
    very nice vid im gettit for xmas cant wait i wonderif there are any way to make cannon for a tank out of only 1 motor please comment

  4. the proggraming …
    the proggraming sounds like a drag and drop version of BASIC and sounds easy enough to keep me interested yet hopefuly would challange me enough with the harder tasks so its not to easy

    maybe christmas, maybe

  5. hey, i have a …
    hey, i have a question. How do i get my nxt robot to Go into a box, bounce off each side of the box, and C go the same way with a light sensor?

  6. that was vear good …
    that was vear good i think iam going an nxt set for xmas you have got me to like nxt a lot

  7. Thanks for the …
    Thanks for the reply, thats interesting. I actually just bought one thanks to your video. Very cool!

  8. TeamHassenplug(.org …
    TeamHassenplug(.org) has a page with some of the most popular advanced programming languages and environments for use with the NXT. As for starting a program with a condition rather than with a block, I’m not really sure how to do this. I’m pretty sure you always have to initiate the program first (with the orange button).

  9. Yes, you can do …
    Yes, you can do this. The easiest way is to use a special wait block that uses the ultrasonic sensor as its control. You can configure it to wait to execute other actions (such as motor actions) until the sensor has detected an object within a range you specify.

  10. The NXT-G software …
    The NXT-G software (version 1.1) will be supplied with any new retail version of the Mindstorms NXT kit. If your NXT kit is older and came with v1.0, you can purchase v1.1 from Lego Shop website for about 8 dollars.

  11. That motor block …
    That motor block controls the speed of two motors at the same time, with each motor attached to a wheel. It simply has one wheel turn faster than the other.

  12. That is a great …
    That is a great intro, but i had one question. How is a right turn programed into a motor? It seems that it should be ‘on’ or ‘off’

  13. I am just now …
    I am just now programming. That helped me understand how to do it. I thought that it would be harder than that.

    GREAT MOVIE!!!

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