Archive for Miscellaneous
Ever wished/wanted to use a Raspberry Pi as part of a LEGO Robotics Experiment, or need an alternative method to attach you BrickPI to a Robot you are building? Well, thanks to HansH and with the use of a 3d Printing Service you can have such a LEGO Compatible Raspberry Pi Base. The Raspberry Pi […]
BrickPi turns your Raspberry Pi into a LEGO® Robot. Your credit card sized computer enters the physical world. BickPi is a system that converts Raspberry Pi into a robot. The project is a board and case that connects LEGO® Mindstorms Sensors, motors, and parts to turn your credit card size computer into a robot. The […]
Finally my new Hongshun HAO301 arrived today after 7 long weeks of waiting. The Hongshun HAO301 is a USB Digital Storage Oscilloscope & Logic Analyzer. The HAO301 should make debugging LEGO Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi add-ons. Debugging will be a lot easier now as I will be able to visualize the Waveforms and Logic States […]
Courtesy LEGOLAND Everything has finally clicked into place. The dragons, monkeys, and ladybugs and thousands of other LEGO brick models are ready for their legions of fans to descend for the April 5th opening of LEGOLAND Hotel, the country's first hotel devoted to the hugely popular building block. "The buzz surrounding this hotel is massive,” […]
Dexter Industries are currently working a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Interface/ Shield for the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your HDTV. Add a mouse and a keyboard and you have a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, […]
The is a multiplexer to connect 4x NXT sensors to single NXT port. The multiplexer can connect any sensor designed for Mindstorms NXT, both LEGO and/or third party sensors. The is requires an external battery source supplying a voltage range between 6 and 8.4 volts to operate. Mindsensors recommend using LiPO battery or 6-AA battery pack. […]
LEGO MINDSTORMS Infographic Link to this post!
I had a package arrive today from Soren Jensen, in Copenhagen, Denmark containing a pair of LEGO Technics & Mindstorms Compatible 'MinuteBot Baseplates'. The [MinuteBot] Base is a thick, very robust base plate that is a must have for your Technics Models and LEGO Mindstorms Robots. The is a rectangular plate measuring 21 x 30 […]
I've brought myself a 'Raspberry Pi' and I am planning to attached an external Hard-drive to it, in order for it to be used as a Stand-alone Media Server. I will use it to serve music to my Sony CMT-MX750Ni Mini Hi-Fi System. Unfortunately the Sony Hi-Fi can' access an external Hard-drive, just USB Thumb-drives. […]
An article featuring my Holonomic Platforms has made it into Print. I was asked by James Bullen from Australian Popular Science Magazine to provide an article back in July. I was asked initially to supply a detail article, but just like the Editors of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Editors, in the end they […]
I purchased myself a Sony CMT-MX750Ni Mini Hi-Fi System. It is a fantastic home audio device that plays from the following media: CD, USB, Audio In, iPod/iPhone, FM Tuner, DAB Tuner, Home Network (Windows Media Streaming), Internet Music Services via wireless and wired connection. The Sony CMT-MX750Ni is easy to use and allows access to […]
Installing LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System (RIS) on to a Windows7 PC is frustrating to say the least, as I've just discovered this while setting up my son's computer to allow him to program my old RCX's. After dusting off the RIS 2.0 Disc, everything installed properly, but when I ran the program, the computer […]
NXT2WIFI – Webserver Module for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots by Daniele Benedettelli Introduction: is a miniature web server module featuring a fully integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi interface, giving your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT creations access to any Wi-Fi network. Daniele Benedettelli is a robotics engineer, and inventor of the . He is currently trying to raise the […]
I received a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 'SmartSensor Lite Edition' from CATCAN Creative, a Taiwanese company dedicated to designing sophisticated sensors and servos, for hobbyists and educational use. The SmartSensor Lite Edition is a IMU (Inertial measurement unit) device on steroids. The SmartSensor Lite Edition uses the standard I2C communication interface to connect to the LEGO Mindstorms […]
Both the LEGO 7.4 Volt Rechargeable Batteries for Mindstorms NXT, are of Lithium-ion Polymer construction. Lithium-ion polymer batteries are light weight rechargeable batteries.
The LEGO® Company has made NXT-G v2.0 available for FREE Download. If you’ve lost your original CD of NXT-G v2.0 you received with your LEGO® Mindstorms NXT v2.0 set, or you want to upgrade from NXT-G v1.0. You can now download a 'LEGAL' copy of NXT-G 2.0 retail from the LEGO® website. The link below […]
I received a a new batch of Rotacaster Omni-wheels several weeks ago which look and work fantastic. I gave them a good test run way back on 15th June 2011 and videoed my results. It's a while, but here they are fitted to a Killough type platform powered by LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit fitted with […]
Do you own an NXT 'Intelligent Brick' with a flickering or non-working display? Steven Canvin, LEGO's Community Manager for LEGO MINDSTORMS, has asked us to pass on this message – Link to this post!