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Training Details

This is an over of requirements and details for the training workshop. Please see the Training Page for dates and times.

Requirements:

  1. Your own laptop or school computer
  2. A standard computer microphone
  3. If you have access to a Lego Mindtorms NXT kit, pre-build and bring theBall Hunter robot.
  4. Bring the red/blue plastic balls that come with the NXT kit
  5. Standard USB cable that plugs into the NXT

Preparation Instructions (Complete before the meeting):

  1. Download and install the LabVIEW 8.5 FRC version (large download)
  2. Download and install the LabVIEW NXT Toolkit as well as the patch (see the "readme" file). If you don't install the patch, the toolkit won't work. Click the link, then select "Save". You can save the zipped file to your deskop, then unzip to a new folder. First, navigate to the folder labeled "LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT" and double-click on "setup.exe" to run the installer. Then navigate to the folder labeled "nxt_toolkit_1_0_1_patch", double-click on "readme_NXTPatch.html" and follow the instructions for installing the patch. You can use the LabVIEW 8.5 patch with LabVIEW 8.6.
  3. Download this zip file. Click the link and select "Save". Unzip the contents to your desktop. The included folder contains the complete slide presentation and exercises for the session. You should have this folder on your desktop when you arrive at the training session.
  4. If you have direct access to a Mindstorms NXT kit, or can borrow one, please pre-build and bring the Ball Hunter robot. If you don't have access we will have NXT kits to share but this would impact the pace of the course.


Thanks to FRC #39 and the Charlie Knapp video.
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