33 terms

NXT Lego Assessment

STUDY
PLAY
wait light
wait touch
wait time
lamp
move
switch touch
loop forever
wait distance
display
wait sound
sound
switch ultrasonic
switch sound
switch light
input port
duration
power
direction
output port
steering
download
Behaviors
Anything a robot "does," including both observable actions (e.g. move forward for 10 cm) and internal actions (e.g. add 1 to a variable in the program).
Block (programming)
A block is the basic unit of programming in the NXT programming Software. Blocks perform their operations in order along the Sequence Beam.
Code
General term for any command or group of commands in a program. In the NXT Programming Software, this is one or more blocks.
Comment
A written note in the program that explains something about that portion of the program.
Engineering
The study and application of science, mathematics, and technology to find solutions to real-world problems.
Light Sensor
Assists in helping your robot to "see." Using the NXT Brick , it enables your robot to distinguish between light and dark, as well as determine the light intensity in a room or the light intensity of different colors.
NXT Brick
The NXT Intelligent Brick, your robot's "brain," features a powerful microprocessor and Flash memory, plus support for Bluetooth™.
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Programming Software
Software used for programming the NXT robot.
Robot
A machine that is able to interact with and respond to its environment. characterized by three central capabilities: the ability to Sense, the ability to Plan, and the ability to Act.
Sound Sensor
An NXT sensor that detects sound waves and reports the amount of sound back to the NXT
Touch Sensor
The Touch Sensor reacts to touch and release, enabling your robotic creation to "feel"! It can detect single or multiple button presses, and reports back to your micro-computer.
Ports
The designated areas for connecting sensors and/or motors to the NXT.