The Lego Group have announced the new Mindstorms EV3 programmable brick at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today. It’s an exciting development in the world of amateur robotics, as the new kit is eagerly anticipated by Lego fans around the world.
My Queboid robot has been around for a while, but for the World Robot Olympiad event in Abu Dhabi this year I decided to add a Zamor sphere shooter to the basic model. I swapped out the power function motors to use NXT motors. The idea was that kids could drive the robot using Philo’s joystick design communicating over Bluetooth [...]
You might remember the original Lego Street View Car I built in April. It was very popular at the Google Zeitgeist event earlier this year. I wanted to re-build the car to only use the Lego Mindstorms NXT motors. I was also keen to make it look more….car-like. The result, after 4 months of experimentation, is version [...]
This project is a LEGO version of the Google Street View Car. I’ve been working on this project for the guts of six months now, and you can probably see why! It all started when was playing with the dGPS sensor from Dexter Industries, and realised that if I combined this sensor, with a robust chassis and a [...]
I made some modifications to my LEGO Street Sweeper to bring to the LEGO World Zwolle event. The previous version lacked a finished body, so I added a rear body enclosure and a cab frame to make it more realistic.