Unit: Circuits and Computers

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This unit delves into some of the underlying technologies of robotics in general, and then explores each within the context of the Lego MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kit. First, electrical circuits are covered followed by exercises using the NXT as a circuit and demonstrating the function of each of the NXT sensors in View Mode. Second, the topic of computers is covered, including both the history (Moore's Law) and parts of computers. The NXT is then used to demonstrate the parts of computer using the built-in Try-Me programs.
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