Simple NXT Calibration

http://www.techbrick.com/Lego/TechBrick/TechTips/NXTCalibration/

A simple way to reduce the effects of the lack of precision in Mindstorms motors. 

Advertisements

Programming for Everybody – from University of Michigan

https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn

“This course aims to teach everyone to learn the basics of programming computers. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course”

“The idea of the course is not to be a first Computer Science course – but instead to be a “programming literacy” / “computational thinking” aimed at somewhere between middle of high school and freshman in college or adult learners looking for an “on ramp” for learning about technology”

The course is based on 100% CC-BY materials available from

http://open.umich.edu/education/si/coursera-programming-everybody/winter2014