"Science and Data Logging": First Look
This is a new curriculum by Carnegie-Mellon, designed to introduce students to data logging with NXT-G 2.0. Included are lesson plans and video tutorials for the following experiments:
1)Motion: Program a mobile robot to obey the posted speed limit
2)Heat: Investigate how effectively various materials block radiant heat
3)Sound: Investigate the sound sensor's response to different kinds of sounds
4)Light and Color: Investigate whether or not your robot can detect "rust" and "mold" in narrow "ventilation ducts"
5)Light: Program your robot's light sensor to detect structural weaknesses on the underside of a "bridge"
The curriculum includes high-quality instructional videos, student worksheets, quizzes and an extensive teacher's guide. Purchase includes a classroom license.
A VIDEO that features the motion experiment is here.
BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS for the stand used in the sound investigation are here.
An OVERVIEW of the curriculum is here.
I just tested the motion experiment video on two platforms (Vista and Mac OS) and on four different browsers: Firefox, Explorer, Opera and Safari. Everything checked out fine.
It could be that your browser needs updating with the latest flash update. Otherwise, I'm at a loss as to why you're not seeing it.
The ability to play .swf files is within your browser. If your Explorer browser is up to date, it should play the file automatically.
I'd suggest going to the "overview" link within this post and clicking on the "motion lesson" preview. If that doesn't work, then the other option is to use another browser (like Firefox).
Hope this helps.
Just thought of something else. The "swf" file the link points to is, in effect, a pop-up window. If your browser is set to block pop-up windows, then you may not be able to access it.
I also tried double-clicking the error icon, and got more info on the problem:
Error: Object expected
and follow the links to the motion video.