Starting last September, I volunteered to teach and to be the robotics lead for the local 4H extension office. Check out the post inside to see some cool videos.
The first couple of meetings we worked on building trebuchets which was a lot of fun. We’ve since started playing with the Lego Mindstorms NXT kits. We have three of them and the kids need to share but it has been a great deal of fun.
In this pair of videos, we have a walking chicken.. sort of.
VIDEO0075.mp4 from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
After working the kinks out, we had a little more success.
Walking Chicken from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
In the last one, another group built a grasshoper with a movable, portable power supply.
VIDEO0074.mp4 from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
All the videos above came from our December meetup. Below are some from our January meetup.
VIDEO0100 from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
VIDEO0101.mp4 from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
VIDEO0102.mp4 from Jonathan R. Wallace on Vimeo.
The chicken and grasshoper are based off the instructions in the excellent book NXT One-Kit Creatures. Full disclosure, that’s an affiliate link to the book below.
NXT One-Kit Creatures : Five Designs for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 1.0 or 2.0 Kit