sensor-en - BASIC COURSE C ONTENCE CONTENTS 2 PREFACE 3 USE OF SENSORS 4 INTRODUCTION 4 TASK 1 USING MOTORS 4 WHEN DO YOU USE A MOTOR 4 HOW TO USE A

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BASIC COURSE
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2 Contence | Cursus Basiskennis LEGO MINDSTORMS CONTENCE CONTENTS ....................................................................................................................................... 2 PREFACE .......................................................................................................................................... 3 USE OF SENSORS ............................................................................................................................. 4 I NTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 4 T ASK 1 : U SING MOTORS ....................................................................................................................... 4 W HEN DO YOU USE A MOTOR ? ...................................................................................................................... 4 H OW TO USE A LEGO MOTOR ......................................................................................................................... 5 H OW TO USE THE DISPLAY SCREEN ................................................................................................................ 5 T ASK .......................................................................................................................................................... 5 T ASK 2 : USING THE TOUCH SENSOR ......................................................................................................... 7 W HAT IS A TOUCH SENSOR AND WHAT CAN YOU USE IT FOR ? .............................................................................. 7 H OW TO USE THE LEGO TOUCH SENSOR ........................................................................................................... 7 T ASK .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 TASK 3 : U SING A LICHTSENSOR ............................................................................................................. 9 W HAT DO YOU USE THE LIGHT SENSOR FOR ? .................................................................................................... 9 H OW DO YOU USE THE LEGO LIGHTSENSOR ? ................................................................................................... 10 H OW TO CALIBRATE THE LIGHT SENSOR .......................................................................................................... 11 T ASK ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 TASK 4 : USING THE ULTRASONIC SENSOR ................................................................................................ 13 W HAT IS AN ULTRASONIC SENSOR AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR ? ........................................................................... 13 H OW TO USE THE LEGO ULTRASONIC SENSOR .................................................................................................. 13 TASK ........................................................................................................................................................ 14 TASK 5 : USING THE SOUND SENSOR ....................................................................................................... 15 W HAT IS A SOUND SENSOR AND WHAT DO WE USE IT FOR ? ............................................................................... 15 H OW TO USE THE L EGO SOUND SENSOR ........................................................................................................ 15 TASK ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
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Cursus Basiskennis LEGO MINDSTORMS | Preface 3 PREFACE This course material is the result of a Comenius project 2007 – 2009 between VTI Veurne (Belgium), Budai Középiskola (Hungary), ISS Deambrosis Natta (Italy), Portalens Gymnasium Uddevalla (Sweden) and Vocational High School of Orestiada (Greece). In 2007 these schools decided to start a LEGO MINDSTORMS project. The purpose was to get the students of these schools communicating about the project, having them carry out experiments with the LEGO NXT and ultimately develop attractive course material for students / teachers. Very soon other teachers became interested and the LEGO NXT motivated them to introduce it in their lessons. Therefore a basic course was made up to enable starters to get introduced to the NXT. At our school group work exercises will be introducing LEGO NXT in the ICT lessons of the first grade of secondary education, without dealing with sensors though. In the second grade the students will learn how to work sensors and they will try more difficult exercises with LEGO NXT.. In the third grade they will start using LabVIEW to program the LEGO NXT. Please, enjoy!
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4 Use of sensors | Cursus Basiskennis LEGO MINDSTORMS USE OF SENSORS INTRODUCTION We subdivide the class into groups of 3 to 4 students. Each group has to complete 5 tasks. Whenever a group thinks they are ready to do the task they ask the teacher to take their time. The groups can have 3 tries to correctly complete each task. The teacher notes down the time in the table. If a group does not manage to complete a task they get the maximum penalty time of 25 seconds for that task. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 All tasks can be done on a standard classroom table. TASK 1 : USING MOTORS WHEN DO YOU USE A MOTOR? In our daily life a lot of things need a motor. Everyone knows that. Can you give some examples? *……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… *………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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