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Radiation-Sensing NXT Robot

I built this NXT robot and equipped it with a dream-gear wireless game controller from and a radiation sensor from This video shows it detecting the radiation coming from an old piece of Fiestaware that used uranium as a pigment. This was prepared for the Austin Science Festival 2010, but I also use it to teach object-oriented programming to my spring physical chemistry class at Sam Houston State University.

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