Building Instructions

We're compiling a list of Building Instructions for the NXT MINDSTORMS kit.  Have you created your own building instructions or know of a fantastic website that has building instructions? Please let us know!


DomaBot - www.damienkee.com
A great robot to use in the classroom.  Quick to build and plenty of places to mount sensors etc.




Sequencer - www.damienkee.com
Use the NXT to create a musical sequencer.  As the colour sensor passes over different colours, different notes are played.  Rearrange to colours for a different tune/
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Tilted Twister - www.tiltedtwister.com

A Rubik Cube solver constructed out of a single NXT2.0 kit with no external computer required.  If the whole robot is tilted, it is be possible for it to tilt the cube using only one motor, leaving the other two motors for twisting the cube and for positioning the color sensor.
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Scanner - freggleweb.de   (more projects on their website)
Scan images and displays them on the NXT screen
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Fast NXT2.0 ball sorter - www.philohome.com  (more projects on their website)
A ramp holds the balls to be sorted. Just below is a mechanism with two bars with an alternating movement that let balls go one at a time. The color sensor detects the color of the balls as they go down. According to detected color, two levels of switch points direct the ball to one of 4 buckets.
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Manty - www.laurensvalk.com  (more projects on their website)
Manty is a shy animal robot that walks around happily until it sees something. When it does, it lowers its head and turns away to start walking (cheerfully) in a new direction.
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Brick Sorter 8572 - www.laurensvalk.com  (more projects on their website)
One of the most popular MINDSTORMS projects is a brick sorting machine, and this is just such a robot. It uses a light sensor to identify the color of a brick: black, grey or white, after which the brick is put in the appropriate bucket.
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Five minute bot - www.nxtprograms.com  (more projects on their website)
If you want a basic robot that you can build quickly, to run a test, or as a starting point for an experiment or other project, this simple design can be built in about five minutes.  It is fairly sturdy and turns easily on smooth floors.
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Color Sorter - http://r.newman.ch/lego/  (more projects on their website)
Version 3 Colour Ball Sorting Robot using parts solely from 8547 NXT 2 set.
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Omnibot - http://robotics.benedettelli.com (more projects on their website)
This is an omnidirectional robot that can be built using the NXT 2.0 set only, plus three Rotacaster wheels. Daniele Benedettelli realized this robot starting from a design by Xander Soldaat (www.botbench.com).
The code is distributed in the last LejOS release.
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4 Legged Walking Base - www.nxtzoo.com (more projects on their website)
This four-legged base uses gears and can be turned into almost any four-legged creature.
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NXTitzki - mynxt.matthiaspaulscholz.eu/robots (more projects on their website)
NXTitzki is a basketball-playing robot that is named after Dirk Nowitzki, a famous German NBA player. It can be built with one single NXT 2.0 set.
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2 Axis joystick - http://lrobotikas.net/   (more projects on their website)
A joystick with two degree of freedom and force feedback system.
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2 axis joystick - http://www.philohome.com  (more projects on their website)
A joystick to control any of your robots
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