Robots in Motion

This week we programmed LEGO Mindstorm robots with LabView and designed an experiment to measure the speed of the robot. As a note to parents, it is important for students to take the content learning seriously. Many students were unprepared for our first class using the robots.  I suggest taking notes on the text readings, videos, or blog entries, the way one would for a lecture.

Having said that, I was highly impressed that several groups really through themselves into LabVIEW programming, and tried all kinds of ways to measure the speed using the LEGO Motion Sensor controlled with LabView. They came up with a variety ways of writing programs to tackle the same task.  The Freshman class just might have a few more programmers in it than the sophomores.