Open Source for LEGO Mindstorms

Posted on December 2, 2006  Comments (9)

Lego Tribot

Open Source Firmware, Developer Kits for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®:

“Most often, innovation comes from the core community of users. Our ongoing commitment to enabling our fan base to personalize and enhance their MINDSTORMS experience has reached a new level with our decision to release the firmware for the NXT brick as open source,” said Søren Lund, director of LEGO MINDSTORMS.

photo: Lego TriBot – a flexible 3-wheeled driving robot with sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors – see more details.

Related: Books – Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker’s Guide – Posts Lego LearningFun k-12 Science and Engineering LearningBuilding minds by building robotsBuy the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit online – $250

9 Responses to “Open Source for LEGO Mindstorms”

  1. Lego Mindstorms NXT Podcast
    January 24th, 2007 @ 10:14 am

    Podcast on Lego Mindstorms NXT, Lead Users, and Viral Marketing. Definitely worth a listen…

  2. Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog » Innovative Marketing Podcast
    January 25th, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    […] The discussion does a good job of explaining how factors like web 2.0 and “open source” can allow business to operate in a new way and take advantage of new opportunities. […]

  3. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » LEGO Sumo Robotic Championship
    February 4th, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    […] The quality of the videos is great which is offset by the annoyance of having to download another plugin to view the videos. […]

  4. CuriousCat: Lego Autopilot First Flight
    May 27th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Chris Anderson continues his progress with the sub $1,000 autonomous flight vehicle (using lego mindstorms at the core). He has created a site to track the progress and provide information resources to others: DIY Drones. Very cool…

  5. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Open Source: The Scientific Model Applied to Programming
    February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

    Legal obligations are the minimum you can be forced to do, not the only obligations one has…

  6. CuriousCat » Friday Robot Fun
    October 17th, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

    video of i-SOBOT Robots

  7. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Lego Mindstorms Robots Solving: Sudoku and Rubik’s Cube
    August 26th, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    “Tilted Twister solves Rubik”™s cube fully automatically. Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister”™s turntable. An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of the cube faces using a light sensor…”

  8. Raspberry Pi: $25 Computer | Curious Cat Gadgets
    July 30th, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    The folks at Rasberry Pi are creating this computer , that just a bit larger than a credit card, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet…

  9. New Yorkers Help Robot Find Its Way in the Big City » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Very cool, fun and interesting. Cute integration of technology, psychology and an inquisitive scientific mind.

Leave a Reply