This year is already starting off pretty well on the LEGO front, I have been invited to take the LEGO Skateboard / Hoverboard to LEGO WORLD in Copenhagen. Super excited to go and catch up with some old friends. This was not a thing I thought I would be going to so I had to rush out a new version of the board.
Hope you like it
A full Flickr album can be found here
Starting 2015 in a epic way, here is my first new project (prototype), a LEGO Skateboard / Hoverboard that can move my weight (85Kg) and you can powerslide it!
It uses 8 NXT’s powering 16 LEGO Mindstorm motors, these are connected to 8 Rotacaster Wheels.
Pictures can be found here
I was really lucky and Santa brought me a pair of Google Glasses for Christmas. Now what should I do with them?
If you’re looking to get some of the coolest wheels available on the market today, then go check out the Rotacaster Omniwheels. They’re currently having a sale on their website with a 15% discount. You can find their shop site here: [LINK]. Use the discount code: RoboticsXmas to get the 15% off. The sale ends December 19, so don’t delay too long.
These are the wheels that I used to create the LEGO Wheelchair and the LEGO ATV. They rock!
Christmas 2012 I was sent some awesome Matrix Robotics LEGO compatible robotic sets. These are similar to Textrix however work a lot better with the LEGO Mindstorms system.
Here are a few inventions
More to come soon!
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Sorry for the massive delay, we have a new arrival to the family!
The Great Western LEGO SHOW 2013 was another amazing show with record number of visitors.
Here are some of the videos of my stuff
I am looking forward to this years show!
Just before Christmas I received this fantastic book and over the last few months I have been making my way through it.
I think this is the number 1 book if you are coming from a LEGO MINDSTORMS background and want to know more about electronics and the Arduino platform or are coming from an Arduino background and want to integrate it with an easy to use building framework like LEGO.
The book features nice big colourful photos and building instructions. It features a wide range of projects from a robotic clock to a drawing bot, you can even make a drinks dispenser. The book also covers the basics of electronics, history and in-depth details of LEGO MINDSTORMS and the Arduino platform and how to connect a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to an Arduino.
I would say the only sticking point that people might find with this book is that it requires a Bricktronic Shield/Motor Controller to build most of the projects. Full instructions on how to make your own shield are provided in the book which is useful if you don’t have one. If making one is not your thing, you can buy one from Wayne and Layne (co-writers of the book) for a fairly cheaply. Wayne and Layne also have some other cool projects on their site including an Arduino Mega Shield that allows you to run 6 LEGO NXT motors and 4 sensors. I will be doing a review of that soon.
As I have already said, this book is awesome if you want to extend the possibilities of your LEGO MINDSTORMS kit or use LEGO with the Arduino platform.
If you would like more information on this book, check it out on Amazon
Woo-hoo, the LEGO Wheelchair and I will be at LEGOWORLD in Copenhagen tomorrow for the 4 day event on the Mindstorms display. If your at the show, please say hi, if your thinking of going, GO! There will be some amazing LEGO models and people to meet!
I will post some pictures and videos of the event very soon.
I was lucky enough to bump in to Lee at the BETT show in London. This is a 4 day massive education show held at the EXCEL center. Here is a very cool video of Lee showing us some LEGO EV3 models.
I want Evan!
Well people, today is a great day for LEGO MINDSTORM fans, the next generation of the LEGO MINDSTORMS set has been announced and looks flipping awesome! I have known about this for a little while being an MCP and have been itching to spread the word however could not!
Check out these videos:
A brilliant article on the main features and spec can be found here : BotBech