It is gift giving season once again, and yes there are a lot of toys that you can buy for your kids. However, this year as I browsed through the latest toys promoted online I ran across a really cool Lego set. This Lego set, called LEGO® Mindstorm® NXT, not only looks like a lot of fun, but it also will make a great resource for science fair projects. Lego Mindstorm NXT – The Basics The Lego Mindstroms NXT comes with everything that you need to build a number of Lego robot.
You get blocks, a visual sensor, an audio sensor, software and instructions on how to design and build robots with the set. This set works with both Macs and PCs, and it is compatible with both USB 2.0 ports and Bluetooth technology. Science Fair Project Ideas This kit offers you the option of building a number of different types of robots. You can build robots that respond to sound or that respond to motion. You can also build robots that move.
When using this kit to design your science fair project you need to think outside the box and go beyond just replicating the projects that come with the kit. Instead think about applications for these robots, such as for security, entertainment or even housekeeping. Here are a few project ideas that you can work with: