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How to build MindCuber for NXT 8527 (orange box) or Education Base set
Note: an additional LEGO color sensor is required
Download instructions and software: (right click and "Save link as...")
Version v2.0 of the program has a number of enhancements over the original version published for the NXT 2.0 on the LEGO MINDSTORMS site:
- distinguishes between scan error and impossible to solve cube
- color sensor calibration data is saved to file on the NXT and reloaded whenever the program is run
- red/orange discrimination is improved
- motor control is improved to remove pauses
The software for MindCuber is provided as an executable software file that
you can download to the NXT brick using the standard LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
2.0 software by following these steps:
- Select “Remote Control” from the “Tools” menu to open the “Remote Control” dialog
- Select “Connections” from the “Remote Control” dialog to open the connection dialog
- Scan for your NXT and connect via USB or Bluetooth in the usual way
- Select the “Memory” tab in the connection dialog
- Select “Download” from the “Memory” tab and use the file dialog to select the
MindCuber.rxe file to download to the NXT
MindCuber is now ready to go!
This video shows a slightly different method that works with older versions
of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software:
2. Troubleshooting Tips
for MindCuber troubleshooting tips.
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