Feb 28, 2011
Give it up for my main man Andy Milluzzi who, with some help from John Hansen, created the world’s first NXT-G block that leverages the NXT’s RS485 communication abilities! Well done.
What does that mean? Well now you can connect two bricks, back-to-back with a cable connected between their S4 ports and communicate at a blinding 921600 bps! That’s quite a bit faster than regular Bluetooth and without the overhead of those mailboxes.
This opens up a whole new world of possible sensors! One of them being the new Dexter Industries NXTBees. How cool is that?
You can download the block from here: [LINK]. You will need at least version 1.05 of the LEGO NXT firmware to use this.
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PS: looks like this could be quite useful for my W.5 project...
One of the robots is the Lizard, which also appears on the cover. It's a four legged animal that responds to different color signals. Blue accounts for normal behavior; Red colors will make it aggressive, and Green is food -- listen to what it says after I give a green signal, he's well raised!
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
There's a nice photo on the page of him signing a NXT brick.
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Meanwhile here are some videos of the robots that I have managed to wrap-up in t-shirts and stuff in my luggage (security is going to have a blast)
More info on LEGO WORLD CPH 2011 can be found on this post:
LEGOWORLD Copenhagen will be open to the public form February 17th to 20th, 2011.
Stay tuned for hundred of pictures and my video reports.
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
LEGOWORLD Copenhagen will be open for public form 17 till 20 February 2011.
Come and see some MINDSTORMS masterpieces.
LEGO MINDSTORMS - Sumo challenge
Test yourself with the many exciting LEGO MINDSTORMS challenges. You can both control the robots to secure victory, become MINDSTORMS SUMO winner, manage MINDSTORMS Monster chess and many other fun things at the booth.
LEGO MINDSTORMS Movies
Maybe even see your own movie! Experience the LEGO MINDSTORMS movies or YouTube movies on the big NXT with 40 "TV
What else can you see at LEGOWORLD? Well look at this link (EN DK)
Come and visit us at:
Feb 9, 2011
The event was co-organized by the Danish ms. Britta Thomsen (MEP).
David Southwood, the European Space Agency’s Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, said, “No individual European country alone could have achieved a mission like the Huygens probe, which landed on Titan in 2005. If the European Parliament needs evidence that Europe adds value to member states, what we are achieving in space exploration is proof of Europeans working together and providing a vision for the future.”
An interesting outcome was that space programs will lead to unique innovative solutions that trigger everyday live later, a good example is the solar power efficiency that is needed for satellites that travel far form the sun.
The LEGO model was showing that also the new generations will keep their interest in space explorations.
read the full article.
Feb 7, 2011
More information and videos coming soon! Stay tuned!
Feb 3, 2011
So - play with your NXT! Get really good at it! You may find a job one day where your experience building and programming LEGO robots may be part of your daily duties!
Read more here.
Feb 1, 2011
They, have a policy that you need to spend some extra time in learning new things, and this can be anything, so on Saturday 29 January they held a nice MINDSTORMS competition.
The gameboard was completely made out of LEGO (mainly 2x4 bricks)
And the rules were simple, move some balls to the right location.
(all the participants and robots)
Xander made a nice post on his blog.