Robotics with Lego NXT MindStorms – Tutorials & Challenges

“This is a personal web site of Dr. Graeme Faulkner serving two purposes. Firstly, it contains a collection of tutorials developed with the help of student Yaya Lu that have been used in Tasmania for 2-hour middle-school sessions. Secondly, it also records some of the participating school student’s achievements, both at school and in local, Tasmanian, Australian & International Robotics competitions – both RoboCup and First Lego League.

These tutorials are being developed with the aim of making freely available a set of tutorial challenges that could help students develop skills in building Robots, and finding out how to teach those robots to do what they are told to do…”

In particular, I recommend looking at this page!

Damien Kee’s Technology in Education site

Damien Kee is an independent technology education expert, specialises in bringing technology concepts to teachers and educators around the world. Focusing primarily on Robotics, but with a strong interest in other areas of Technology Education, he works to educate teachers on the benefits and relative ease with which technology can be embedded into their daily classroom activities. His workshops for teachers and students have been run internationally and extensively throughout Australia.

Damien is also involved with multiple organisations that help bring robotics and technology into the classroom including RoboCup Junior and The NXT Classroom.

Damien contributes to the highly popular, one of the largest blogs dedicated to the LEGO Mindstorms system. He is also a member of the LEGO Mindstorms Community Partners (MCP) a group of volunteers working with LEGO to develop and test “new ideas, concepts, prototypes and products.”

H.A.L.E is an event that carried nine LEGO Mindstorms-based payloads into the Earth’s stratosphere

“The HALE project was created to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of LEGO ® Mindstorms®. Individuals and teams have been selected to construct LEGO Mindstorms-based payloads to run experiments while traveling into the Earth’s stratosphere. At that altitude HAL. will be above 99.9% of the atmosphere. The payloads will be exposed to the extreme cold and radiation of near space. ”

This looks very interesting!