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Tech Tips
Calibrate NXT Motors
Maintain Program Paths in NXT
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Tech Tips from TechBrick

This is our growing collection of cool tech tips from our work. Enjoy.

 

How to Avoid Broken Links in NXT Programming and make it possible for many students to programming independently.

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When you program in NXT the programs store various relationships between elements, particularly MyBlocks, as Windows paths like this: "C:\ Documents and Settings\John Doe\My Documents\My Pictures" However, you do not have access to these stored paths so if you do a complex program, and then try to open it from a back up on another computer, all the paths are wrong and the program fails you you have to painstakingly re-link everything. Move the files from one computer to another, open in a different user account, and everything breaks and even attempts to re-link file often doesn't work.
How to Calibrate NXT Motors with No Tools

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It is essential that your motors (particularly paired driving motors) be as close as possible in performance specs. So how do you do this without torque gauges, tachometers, etc.? Leu Beach, one of our new mentors, along with our programmers, Jonathan, Doug, Nate, and Cole, came up with the most amazing, simple, calibration system ever.
How to Manage Files and Folders So You Don't Lose Your Work

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Try To Teach Your Team to Name Files and Folders in a Logical Manner. We fight this battle every year with programs named "Our cool whacko program" or "Third box test" etc. So we'll try again (and you should, too). Here are some tips.
 

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