Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's all about communication

Wouldn't it be nice if the LEGO NXT could communicate with the Parallax Basic Stamp? I know there is BlueTooth capability on both platforms, but I am looking for something more substantial. An RF module perhaps? It would open up a world of possibilities. It would give the NXT access to all of the Parallax sensors, and it would give Parallax access to the easy-to-build world of LEGO.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Here is an idea

Wouldn't it be fun to have a very simple data collection and analysis tool that kids or teachers, or home schoolers, or anyone could use?
It would be a simple webpage that requires just one or two simple data entry fields. Once the data is saved, other bits of data are also collected - things like the date and time, the type of browser, and maybe even the ipaddress. Then as more and more people visit the webpage, there would be more and more data to analyze.

There could be statistical analysis, time series analysis, geographical analysis, plus all sorts of analysis based on the data entry values.

Would this be a great starting point for a class? Imagine a math, or statistics, or a probability class where the students could enter their data and see how it compares to the universe of collected data.

We're thinking about starting something like stay tuned...we may be asking you to visit.