Materials List: Mouse Trap Racing in the Computer Age!

Each group needs:

Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older (and no longer sold) LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set instead of EV3; see below for those supplies:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software
  • 1 HiTechnic NXT Acceleration/Tilt sensor
  • laptop or desktop computer with imported HiTechnic Acceleration Sensor Block for MINDSTORMS NXT Software Versions 2.0

To share with the entire class:

  • different diameter LEGO wheels and miscellaneous LEGO pieces (provided in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education Core Set)
  • string (nylon, kelvar or equivalent)
  • roll of 1-2 inch packaging tape
  • meter stick
  • kitchen scale