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Appa LEGO City 2001-2002 Linda Hamilton hamilton@marshall.edu http://www.marshall.edu/LEGO University Transportation Center of Assumption College June 8, 2002. Appa LEGO City Science and Math on the Internet.

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Appa lego city

AppaLEGO City2001-2002Linda Hamiltonhamilton@marshall.eduhttp://www.marshall.edu/LEGOUniversity Transportation Center of Assumption College June 8, 2002


Appa lego city science and math on the internet

AppaLEGO CityScience and Math on the Internet

LEGO computers can be programmed over the Internet to run and gather data from you home or school. Run the monorail, have it remain at the station long enough for safe boarding, then move it on to the next. Data log the number and time of the stops. Keep count of the cars through the intersection.


Appalego city

AppaLEGO City

  • Red Rover site

  • SENSORSCITY NASA remote sensing site

  • Housed at Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute at Marshall University


Appalego city intelligent transportation using lego robotics

AppaLEGO CityIntelligent TransportationUsing LEGO Robotics


University students

University Students

  • Programming and up keep of AppaLEGO City

  • Classes for programming credit

  • Community service


Lego software

Red Rover for Teleoperation

In Class

Among classes

Among schools

To other states

With the world

RoboLab for Programming

In class small groups

Systems Engineering-

Small groups projects coordinated together

Internet Programming and data

LEGO Software


Rover at davis creek elementary

Rover at Davis Creek Elementary


Red rover viewed by homer hickam

Red Rover Viewed By Homer Hickam


Lego dacta projects

LEGO Dacta Projects


Robotics

Robotics

  • Starter Sets

  • Cities and Transportation


Starter set

Starter Set

Plan

Build

Program

Activate

Activate Movie


Lego dacta cities and transportation sets

LEGO Dacta Cities and Transportation Sets

  • Cars

  • Speed trap

  • Gates

  • Traffic lights

  • Monorail


School workshops

School Workshops


Modeling transportation

ModelingTransportation

At schools and MU


Remote sensing website example

Remote Sensing Website Example

December 11, 2001 Barboursville Middle School

Getting data remotely appeared to be easy for three groups of 6th graders.

  • From their computers in their rooms, the students logged onto http://www.marshall.edu/LEGO. They checked out some of the pictures of what some of their classmates have done on the current year. They clicked the LEGO camera link to see a live picture of the LEGO CITY.

  • Clicking on SENSORSCITY link, http://SENSORSCITY.marshall.edu, each group went to work. They made an account with a name and password they would remember, checked out the schedule and signed up for a time slot. Some chose programs to run from those at the site at http://sensorscity.marshall.edu/city/pages/vi while they looked through the pictures and descriptions of the scenarios.

  • Others wrote or changed programs using the RoboLab they had. In one room they also watched and operated the CITY with Red Rover soft ware. See instructions to try out Red Rover at the City. The fun came in submitting missions to SENSORS CITY and watching the monorail move while watching over the Internet on the live camera. The little car models moving traffic. The data that comes back over the internet as a graph makes it much easier to compute the car rate.


Transportation workshops throughout appalachia

Transportation Workshops Throughout Appalachia

  • Elementary, Middle, and High schools Schools

  • VoTechs, Colleges,Universities

  • Home Schools and though the Internet


Building transportation robotics from afar

Building Transportation Robotics from Afar

and at AppaLEGO City


Intelligent transportation

Intelligent Transportation

Group ProjectsSystems Engineering


Robolab programming

RoboLab Programming

  • Sensors

  • Motors and lights

  • Multi-tasking

  • Structures


Robolab programming for the city rcx

ROBOLAB Programming for theCity RCX


Presentations

Presentations

  • Cornell University Mars Workshop

  • West Virginia Teachers Convention

  • Tufts University SENSORS Workshop

  • National Teachers Convention


Tufts

Tufts

Programs like the AppaLEGO use hands-on, real-life activities that build interest in engineering, robotics, and remote sensing among young people. This interest will stay with the students throughout their education, and lead them to careers in transportation and traffic fields. A SENSORS LEGO Robotics Workshop was held at Tuft’s University on June 6-8, 2001. Marshall University, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Glenn, NASA Goddard and NASA Ames representatives planned their SENSORS site and programmed LEGO robotics at the Tufts University SENSORS workshop.


Robolab for sensorcity

RoboLab forSENSORCITY

  • Tufts SENSORS

  • SENSORSCITY web camera

  • Remote programming

  • Remote data


Robolab investigator

RoboLab Investigator

  • Programming to take in data from sensors such as pH

  • Data logging can be done over the internet through SENSORS


Programming over the internet

Programming over the Internet

  • A car, a monorail and other transportation are available for Teleoperation at the AppaLEGO City since September of 2001.

  • From the Red Rover Red Rover side you can operated the other monorail and gate.

  • The live view on http://legocamera.marshall.edu shows the end of the CITY that can be programmed over the internet by RoboLab.

  • Through the Red Rover Red Rover software you can operate and see the the view from the opposite side.


Appalego events

AppaLEGO Events

  • Hands on Workshops

  • Internet connections

    • United States

    • The World


Red rover teleoperation

Red Rover Teleoperation

  • Install software for earth site or buy and use Mars site

  • CONNECT to Lego.marshall.edu

  • Use direction buttons to operate

  • Run programs


Scenarios

Scenarios

  • Traffic count

  • Public transportation control


Appalego city through the seasons

AppaLEGO City Through the Seasons


Themes

Themes


Appalego city1

AppaLEGO City

  • Remote Sensing

  • Data Logging


Appalego city2

AppaLEGO City

AppaLEGO City is now an official Science and Engineering NASA Site of Remote Sensing (SENSORS).

SENSORS is a NASA Leading Educators to Applications, Research, and NASA-related Educational Resources in Science Cooperative Agreement Notice. The purpose is to enhance K-12 science, math, technology, and geography education through Internet-based products derived from NASA mission content. With the use of telerobotics and LEGO RCX robots, students can explore and discover different environments.

AppaLEGO City is located at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. One of the goals is to provide quality transportation-related programs to elementary, middle, and high school students, with the express purpose of attracting students to careers in transportation fields. Each year, a variety of workshops are sponsored which enable students to explore the technologies and issues related to transportation in the United States.

The City is built around the LEGO Dacta RCX intelligent programmable brick. Using LEGO Dacta’s ROBOLAB software, students are able to program each of the city’s vehicles and traffic control elements. Previously,using Red Rover software, students at other sites could remotely activate the motors and lights on the City’s LEGO models and run set up programs. Now, using the Internet, students from anywhere can also program the City’s elements themselves and remotely receive information and data from the City. Linda Hamilton, mathematics instructor at Marshall University, working with Chris Rogers of Tufts University Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, has designed AppaLEGO to be operational for remote sensing. Many schools have remotely operated the City’s monorail, gates, traffic counters, and vehicles.


Appalego city s e n s o r s

AppaLEGO City S.E.N.S.O.R.S.

  • Science and Engineering NASA Site of Remote Sensing

  • Grant from University Transportation Center of Assumption College

  • Housed at

    • Nick J. Rahall, IIAppalachian TransportationInstitute

    • Marshall University

  • Linda Hamilton hamilton@marshall.edu

  • http://www.marshall.edu/LEGO

  • http://SENSORSCITY.marshall.edu


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