16-year-old “MaxSGB” has created a working scientific/graphic calculator inside Minecraft. On a virtual scale, the functional device is enormous — enough so that anyone in the real world would become a red blot of meat and bone staining the road if they fell from the very top. Honestly, his virtual machine looks more like a giant cargo ship ripped from a sci-fi movie than a working calculator. Yet type your problem out on the keypad, and the answer appears on a large white display mounted on the side of the monstrous brick structure. No spaceship can do that… can it?
When working with Arduino circuits, students need a way to read resistor color bands. This is a great way to learn!
The nxcEditor can be used to program a NXT robot with a Linux operating system (the NXC source code is highlighted). The program can optionally be run on the real robot or the nxcSimulator, which is integrated in the nxcEditor (the official NBC compiler is invoked from the nxcEditor). The nxcEditor (as well as the nxcSimulator) is designed for teaching programming to beginners.
Using the Dexter Industries WiFi Sensor and Thingspeak with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, users can now join the web community of the “Internet of Things,” and allow the NXT to join the future of computing: the Cloud
“This article should acquaint you with basic Arduino programming and show you how to write programs that interact with objects in the real world”
Very cool video showing how researches are using robots built using Lego Mindstorms!
“As an introduction to programming for adults and kids alike, this is a simple, free tool that’s definitely worth a try. Or if you’re an experience programmer, away from your development machine but in need of an environment in which to try out a new idea, IDEone is hard to beat.”