Lejos Stuff: (Lejos is a java virtual machine for lego mindstorm robots.)
If you are using Windows, you might try this youtube.
If you are familiar with Eclipse, the Eclipse plugin is very slick.
Sample Programs are in a zip on the bottom of the Download latest version page.
If you have not already done so, download Lejos, install it on
your own machine (laptop?), and test it with your own programs or some
of the sample programs.
Once you have Lejos working, use it to do the following elementary programs
a. Teach it to trace out a square
and an equilateral triangle of roughly one foot on a side for each.
b. Teach it to follow the grey tape in room 204 using a Lejos algorithm
If you finish this, start on the next assignment which is:
Teach it to start on one end of the big white board with the
black squares, go along one column to the end and turn around and come
back on the next column to the left. Try to make it so that the robot
stays inside the boundaries of each column.
Teach it to visit each square on the board, beeping each time it reaches a new square.
You will each have your own lego mindstorm NXJ. You will want to
build and add more capabilities as the problems get more difficult. I
especially recommend using color sensors or light sensors and sonar.