Fun Projects for your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT!
|This Pinball Machine requires you to build a wooden
box to put it in, but otherwise it can be built with a single NXT 2.0
kit. The LEGO parts are screwed into the wooden box using small
wood screws and nylon washers to protect the plastic. The box can
be easily built with supplies available at a hardware store.
A program on the NXT controls the game, complete with
custom sounds and graphics, and keeps score. The ball shooter will
put a new ball into play, bouncing off the tread and tire bumpers.
You trigger the two powerful flippers by pressing the two touch sensors
on the sides. There are two scoring devices on the table: Each
time you spin the pinwheel (sensed by the ultrasonic sensor) you score
points, and if you can get a ball into the target pocket with the color
sensor over it, you will score a bonus, with a different kind of bonus
for each ball color.
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