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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Tutorials Overview

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Tutorials Overview

These LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT tutorials demonstrate how to control and interact with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT from Microsoft Visual Programming Language (VPL).

If you have not previously set up your LEGO® NXT to communicate over Bluetooth then please read the topic Introduction.

Flashlight Tutorial

This walk-through will take you step-by-step through writing your first LEGO® NXT program using VPL. This simple program will demonstrate using the Touch Sensor to turn the Light Sensor on and off. You will learn how to configure your LEGO® NXT Brick and two sensors, and use a Touch Sensor notification to cause the Light Sensor spotlight to turn on and off.

Ultrasonic Explorer

This walk-through will take you step-by-step through writing your first driving program for the LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT in a Tribot configuration using VPL. This simple program demonstrates using the Ultrasonic Sensor to detect obstacles and control driving the Tribot.

You will learn how to:

  • Configure your NXT brick
  • Receive UltraSonic sensor notifications
  • Configure and drive the Tribot

If you want to see this project already completed, check out the VPL diagram which you can find under the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio installation path at Samples\VPLExamples\Lego\UltrasonicExplorer

 

 

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