Grade 6

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Load the Robot C Firmware

Note: If you have not used RobotC yet or you have not activated your version, you will see two options: one to activate it and one to evaluate it for 365 days. Click on evaluation and you can use the program; there are no limitations on the program when you use RobotC in evaluation.

Name NXT Robot Using USB Connection

  1. In RobotC Open "Robot", "NXT Brick", then "Link Setup"
  2. When it's open click on "Rename NXT" in the right side of the window
  3. Type a New NXT name. For Example name of your School, Your pets name, or Robots name. (Every Robot needs a name ^_^). Then click "OK"

Build a NXT Robot from the NXT Directions

You will be using the lego parts for the "Getting Started Portion" part of these lessons.

Note: If you have built more than (Four) robots successfully and you have a robot already built. You may want to go on to, "Step 2: Loading the Robot C Firmware with the USB Cable". We have provided some sample robot building instructions in case you need help getting a robot built. You will need some type of NXT robot to do the lessons that follow. Robots that includes any sensors and motors are acceptable for the following lessons.

FTC Training

NXT and RobotC for the FIRST Tech Challenge

Downloading Firmware (step by step)

Downloading Firmware (brief)

In a nutshell, follow this procedure:

  • Connect NXT to PC with USB cable (not Bluetooth)
  • Start RobotC and turn on NXT
  • Go to menu Robot → Download Firmware
  • Select your NXT then F/W Download
  • Select the desired .rfw file followed by “open
  • Wait for the firmware to download
  • Select Rename NXT and give the NXT a useful name (useful for recognizing your NXT when connecting to Bluetooth)

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