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NXT breadboard adapater

NXT breadboard adapater

Dexter Industries have released a simple yet incredibly useful sensor – a breadboard adapter that allows you to connect your NXT to a prototype project on a breadboard. Definitely a must-have for any advanced sensor work.

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LEGO Turing Machine

LEGO Turing Machine

In celebration of the centenary year of Alan Turing’s birth Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands) built a LEGO version of a Turing machine – the universal computing device that theoretically models how all computation is done. You can read about it at LEGO Turing Machine.

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Mike Brandl’s LEGO submarine

Mike Brandl’s LEGO submarine

Mike Brandl is a fellow LEGO MCP and all-round outstanding LEGO builder. His latest project certainly pushes the envelope when it comes to putting the NXT in a harsh environment. This time he has built a LEGO submarine that can navigate successfully underwater. The NXT is housed in a plastic sealed bag, with glue around(…)

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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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Debug logging library in NXC

Debug logging library in NXC

One of the biggest challenges developing programs on the NXT is fixing them when they go wrong. The NXT has a small screen with only 8 lines of text displayed. It’s difficult to know what is causing a program to fail, and to have a record of what a program did. I created this logging(…)

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Autonomous LEGO Street Sweeper

Autonomous LEGO Street Sweeper

After a long break I’m back with a new project. This autonomous street sweeper was inspired by the type we have driving around here in Ireland. It started as a simple project to build a 3-wheeler trike using a turntable, and like most LEGO it morphed into something else entirely.

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