Equipment List for Lego Robots

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System Requirements

One computer per team is required. One computer per student is recommended.

PC

  • Windows 95 or higher
  • 133 MHz Processor
  • 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
  • 165 MB hard disk space
  • 1 free USB or RS-232 port

Macintosh

  • System 9.0 or higher
  • 166 MHz PowerMac Processor
  • 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
  • 165 MB hard disk space
  • 1 free USB or RS-232 port

TIP: These are the requirements for RoboLab 2.5. Older versions of RoboLab have lower requirements.

Equipment for each team of 2-3 students

quantity item recommended sources price
1
Lego Mindstorms Robotic Invention System 2.0
$229.99
6
Rechargeable AA batteries (e.g. Rayovac)
hardware or electronic stores
$10.50
1
Extra 9-volt light sensor, item W779758
$16.50
1
Extra 9-volt motor with gear reduction, item W775225
$17.50
TOTAL $243.49

Equipment shared by the club

quantity item recommended sources price
1
One RoboLab 2.5.4 CD-ROM and site license (works on PC or Mac), item W991100
$265.00
6
Six 10" x 36" white bookshelves
department or home improvement stores
$48.00
1
Roll of· black electrical tape, 100'
hardware or home improvement stores
$2.00
50
Push pins
office supply

$2.00

1
AA battery charger (e.g. Rayovac)
hardware or electronic stores
$20.00
TOTAL $272.00

Total equipment cost for a club with 5 teams: ~ $1500

Prices are current as of 1/06 and do not include shipping.

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