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Mars Base Command


NXT Mindstorms Camp is based on the book, Mars Base Command by James Kelly.  Here's a link to get started if you're new to robotics and also links to the challenges each day.
  • Watch a short video clip about the topic
  • Read the story that describes the challenge of the day
  • Gather around the mat to learn the details of each challenge
  • Write in engineering notebooks to summarize each challenge and an idea or two about how they plan to solve it
  • Start on the challenge by building the robot or robot accessories to complete the mission
  • Field test their robot
  • Make modifications
  • Go to lunch
  • Continue to make modifications and field test
  • Gather to see and discuss different approaches and solutions to the challenges