Data Acquisition using NXT

Some great info on how to do data acquisition ( data logging ) using the NXT robot kits!


breve: a 3d Simulation Environment for Multi-Agent Simulations and Artificial Life

breve is a free, open-source software package which makes it easy to build 3D simulations of multi-agent systems and artificial life. Users define the behaviors of agents in a 3D world and observe how they interact. Agents behaviors can be written in Python, or using a simple scripting language called “steve”. breve includes physical simulation and collision detection so you can simulate realistic creatures, and an OpenGL display engine so you can visualize your simulated worlds.

breve is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows


Physics and 3D in Python

Erik Thompson has a very nice video showing how you can use VPython to simulate a ball falling under the effects of gravity. it’s reasonably simple. It could be used to show how computers can simulate the physical world.


NASA’s World Wind

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara.

A really good example of computers and graphics.


Web page creating exercises from Boise State

Some good ideas for exercises to teach HTML and CSS.



Very nice bookmarklet to see the styling of elements.