This is a very basic NXT vehicle that supports activities in the Teaching Resources section. It is made exclusively of pieces from the NXT EDU 9797 kit. This car was designed to be built very quickly so that it could be used in workshop settings or one-time events. This car was created to maximize the time spent learning programming and other skills in situations where participants have limited building time (and skills). The performance limitations of the vehicle are acknowledged and are intentional. LEGOengineering.com recommends exploring the building guides included with the NXT kit as well as the NXT Constructopedia for more advanced vehicle designs.
The NXT Constructopedia is a set of building hints for the NXT. It contains smaller hints and a few larger models. Its aim
is to provide users with inspiration to build their own advanced
Please submit any feedback and suggestions on the NXT Constructopedia to email@example.com
Simple shapes and structures from the NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1. Includes instructions on how to do the following with beams and other pieces included in NXT building kits:
2) Reversing Trick
6) Triangles, with two options
Ways to attach NXT motors from the NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1.
Includes instructions on how to attach NXT servo motors in the following ways:
1) Simple Side Attachment
2) Underside Motor Attachment
3) One Step Motor Attachment
4) Angled Back Attachment
5) Sturdy Motor Attachment
6) Wide Back Attachment
7) Compact Motor Attachment
8) Vertical Motor Attachment
Full car model from the NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1.
Includes instructions on how to build a simple 2 motor car that can be built in less than 15 minutes using the NXT kit.
Front end setups from the NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1.
Includes instructions on how to build several front ends to an NXT car, including the following:
1) Swiveling Front Attachment
2) Long Front Attachment
3) Sliding Front Attachment
4) Single Wheel Attachment
15 minute building projects from the NXT Constructopedia Beta 2.1.
Includes instructions on quick models for the NXT kit, including:
1) Swing Set
2) NXT Merry-Go-Round
Building instructions for an NXT light sensor arm.
Building instructions for the NXT-A-Sketch.
A brief guide to tips and tricks for building with the LEGO NXT, including:
- Basic LEGO brick stacking
- Using pegs to connect beams
- Connecting beams using axles and bushings
- Constructing sturdy shapes
- Attaching a wheel to a motor so that the motor turns
- Attaching motors to your NXT