This section contains material explaining the various components of Lego robots.
|1||Our friend the Lego||
Policies, The Art of Lego (PDF)
Tips on fixing problems with your Handyboard (PDF)
|2||Beauty and the Lego||
Bring in cliché examples of the use of different gears, including gear racks.
Handyboard Technical Reference (PDF), pp. 6-8.
Demo geared motors (lots of torque!!)
Bring in example of differential gear.
Introduction to Motors (PDF)
|4||Easy as C||Handyboard music (See Tools, mmusic.c)|
Bring in box of sensors and use with the Handyboard (See Tools, template.c)
Introduction to Sensor Types (PDF)
|6||One, two, three, ... infinity||Basic IC Commands (PDF)|
Students are also directed to read the 6.270 course notes, especially chapters 6, 7, and Appendix A, for more help with robot construction, control systems, and IC commands. (PDF)