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What equipment do I need for the LEGO-NXT Engineering Projects book?

Vernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT, order code EP-NXT contains 12 engineering challenges for use with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Base Set and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Software version 2

Vernier does not distribute LEGO equipment. The NXT system is no longer sold by LEGO Education. However, it can be found from 3rd party online sources.

Vernier Equipment:

To perform all of the projects you will need this package of Vernier sensors and LEGO sensor adapter:
Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, order code LEGO-EP, $808

You can purchase sensors a la cart, if you prefer. You will also need to purchase the Vernier LEGO sensor adapter NXT Sensor Adapter, order code BTA-NXT, $39. The Activities section of the following web page has a table that outlines which sensors are used for each of the projects:
http://www.vernier.com/products/books/ep-nxt/#section5

The following projects require additional equipment:

The Plant Waterer project requires a LEGO Pneumatic Hand Pump and pneumatic tubing.
The Cartesian Diver project requires a LEGO Pneumatic Hand Pump, pneumatic tubing and LEGO Pneumatic Switch.
The Solar Tracker project requires two small solar panels, such as KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel, order code KW-SP2V, $19

At this time, LEGO Education sells a Pneumatics Add-On Set (part number 9641) that includes pumps, switches, tubing, an air tank, cylinders, and a manometer.

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