Discovery / Explorer

Discovery: A robot learning platform

The Discovery is a small and sturdy robotic platform that is especially useful to learn the essentials of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT programming with the Discovery Book. The design starts as the ‘Explorer’, a vehicle with no sensors. As the reader progresses in the book, sensors are added while new programming techniques are introduced.

The robot follows lines, follows objects, avoids objects with either bumpers or the Ultrasonic Sensor, and does a lot more. The strong and flexible caster wheel in the back allows for smooth turning and driving at all times.

Building and Programming this Robot
Instructions for building and programming this robot are included in The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book.

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    1. That would be exactly the same as for a normal line following robot. Consider how a threaded or wheeled robot moves and steers. You’ll find the motors are controlled in exactly the same way.


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