NXTLOG Sensor Overload Challenge

| May 6, 2011
For those of us who are interested in the NXT, the Mindstorms website just launched another challenge. This contest challenges NXTLoggers to make the best use of sensors in their creations. There are six awards they are giving in this contest- one for each sensor, and one for "sensoroverload (the best use of multiple sensors)".

"MINDSTORMS NXT Robots are designed to sense their environment and react in ways that you invent. We are challenging you to create the NXT great robot that makes use of as many sensors as you can imagine. We’re calling this contest “Sensor Overload” for you to not necessarily overload your robot with too much stimuli, but rather show off how your robot can behave well when given lots of input to react to! Your robot can make use of one sensor or many. We opened up the award categories to include individual awards in all sensor areas, and one award to include the use of many sensors! Make sure to clearly document in your NXTLOG what sensor(s) your MINDSTORMS NXT robot utilizes and how your robot is designed to behave based on the input given to each sensor. There's no limit on amount of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sensors, LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX sensors, motors, NXT programmable bricks, HiTechnic sensors, Codatex RFID sensors, or Bluetooth communication you can use. All entries must be tagged "sensoroverload." Entries must be submitted by June 30, 2011. What will you make?"

Read more here. Good luck if you enter, and have fun. :)


CheshireCat150 said... [REPLY]

I am definitely going to enter this contest. :) As anyone else here going to enter?

Eragon.Saphira said... [REPLY]

(My latest project is in the picture next to the judges criteria :-)
I think I will enter...
I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to build yet, I have a few ideas but I want to build something awesome

CheshireCat150 said... [REPLY]

I entered. :-) If you would like to check out my entry, please go here(link). I hope you enjoy it! And please don't forget to watch the video... :D

Anonymous said... [REPLY]

how do you load files off the nxt log

CheshireCat150 said... [REPLY]

To load a video, open an .lxf file, or .rbt program, click the icon on the project that represents that file. Next, you must wait for the file to download. After downloading, you can opening the file by going to your downloads and double-clicking the desired file. You must have LDD to open .lxf files, and Mindstorms programming to open .rbt programs.

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