Open Source for LEGO Mindstorms

Posted on December 2, 2006  Comments (9)

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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”

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    January 24th, 2007 @ 10:14 am

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

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    January 25th, 2007 @ 8:39 am

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    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. […]

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    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…

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    February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

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

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    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…”

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    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…

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    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

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

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