|Study of Automation|
The new generation of "automation-persons" should be trained. It means to form the outlook of developing persons about things that should be "actually", to develop definite practical skills on its basis. How should it be done? There is an excellent solution checked up by time - Mindstorms® educational construction set created by LEGO Group (Denmark) and National Instruments (USA) companies jointly.
Mindstorms® NXT is an entertaining and educational construction set simultaneously. Playing with NXT, you compute parameters of the future model, build the model and then bring it to life. Mindstorms® gives an opportunity for realization of natural-science researches and acquirement of various knowledge in the field of designing and programming, gives pleasure of virtual entertainments and helps to understand faster how real devices work. Mindstorms® construction sets are actively used in more than 25000 educational institutions worldwide, and not only in elementary schools but even in high schools. The unusual construction set has cardinally expanded age brackets of intellectual games admirers and has cleared the child in many adults. After all activity, inquisitiveness, aspiration for innovations, desire to experiment and create permanently are the qualities inherent for all generations.
Mindstorms NXT set includes the newest technologies such as Bluetooth, USB, intellectual sensors, intellectual geared motors and open software for flexible individual programming. New unique possibilities: assemblage of elementary (30 minutes) and advanced robots; control of the robot via a mobile phone; the robot sends the text message with detection of intrusion. The robot can use the phone camera as the display sensor. The target group has been expanded: beginners will easily manage with building of models. Sets have the double PC/Mac platform.