Introduction

In this lesson you will learn to build a mean, hill-climbing machine. This lesson introduces key concepts like torque, reduction gearing, and friction. 

Materials

LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set

Teaching Standards

In this lesson, students have the opportunity to understand the following:
1. How to create a system that controls movement to accomplish a goal 
2. Torque
3. Friction
4. Gears and gear ratios
5. Simple machines
6. Computer programming 
7. Electronics and motors
8. Statics and structures
9. Team work and collaboration
10. Sensor

We recommend linking your project's content to the nationally recognized Common Core Standards for literacy in science and math.