Links and Resources

U-Design Flight School Workshop

Contact and blog information:

Gary Garber, Instructor of Physics
Boston University Academy
1 University Road
Boston, MA 02215
www.burobotics.org
blogs.bu.edu/ggarber
Gary_Garber@buacademy.org


U-Design Robo Alley Workshop

Here are some links that will allow you to explore! Many of these will also have links to other sites.

LEGO's main site
Materials, ideas and the shop

Briex Command Center
The program used in Robo Alley. No need to download NXC separately.

LUGNet
The premier Lego users group network

LDraw
A Lego CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) site. Allows you to make 3‐D models on your computer

The Construction Site
A "local" store that has all sorts of building and engineering toys 200 Moody Street, Waltham, MA (781) 899-7900

http://nxtasy.org
The hub of all NXT related topics

http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nbc/nxcdoc/NXCGuide.pdf
All programming info needed for NXC


U-Design Mechanical & Electrical Gizmos Workshop

Here are some sources for electronics and links that will allow you to explore! Many of these will also have links to other sites.

Catalogs

All Electronics
1-800-826-5432
www.allelectronics.com

Electric Goldmine
1-800-445-0697
www.goldmine-elec.com

ABS (Activity Based Supplies)
1-800-469-8070
Not that cheap but they have gears, pulleys, wheels, axles, Lego and Knex , kits and many other types of technology building kits.

Great Design and Experimentation Books

1) Cook, James G. The Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments Zubrowshi, Bernie. Blinkers and Buzzers: Building and Experimenting with Electricity and Magnetism
2) Carrow, Robert. Turn on the Lights from Bed!: Electronic Inventions, Contraptions and Gadgets Kids Can Build
3) Dispezio, Michael. Awesome Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism
4) Bartholomew, Alan. Electric Gadgets and Gizmos: Battery‐Powered Buildable Gadgets that Go!
5) Graf, Rudolf. Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments