LEGO Heavy Weapons – a new book from Jack Street

LEGO Heavy Weapons – a new book from Jack Street

I received a preview paper copy of the new book from NoStarch press titled “Lego Heavy Weapons” by Jack Street. For those of you who don’t know Jack is a young prodigy in the area of Lego gunsmiths as he built is first working Lego gun at the tender age of 13, and has been(…)

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Wifi Sensors for the NXT

Wifi Sensors for the NXT

The market for Wifi drivers for the NXT is exploding – and not a moment too soon I say! Previously the only way to get your NXT to talk to the big bad Internet was to create a homebrew adapter to a wifi sensor; not a project for the faint-of-heart. But now there are three(…)

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World Robot Olympiad Abu Dhabi 2011

World Robot Olympiad Abu Dhabi 2011

The World Robot Olympiad was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in November 2011. I was one of the fortunate LEGO fans invited along to demonstrate to the leaders of tomorrow how LEGO has no boundaries when you use your imagination. Children from all over the world came to compete in the finals for robot building(…)

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Queboid Shooter LEGO Robot

Queboid Shooter LEGO Robot

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 from(…)

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