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Lego Mindstorms NXT

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Lego Mindstorms is a kit containing sensors, motors, and a computing module. It allows children (and adults) to use Lego bricks to build and program autonomous robots. No soldering required!

Creator
Lego
Country
Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°
Year
2004
Type
Consumer, Education
Creator
Lego
Country
Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°
Year
2004
Type
Consumer, Education

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Specs

FEATURES
Has 619 parts, graphical programming environment, Bluetooth-enabled for wireless operation.
HEIGHT
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LENGTH
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WIDTH
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WEIGHT
2.1 kg | 4.6 lb
SPEED
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SENSORS
Two touch sensors, one ultrasonic sensor, one color/light sensor.
ACTUATORS
Three servomotors
POWER
Six 1.5-V AA batteries
COMPUTING
Lego NXT brick with 32-bit microprocessor, matrix display, four input and three output ports, Bluetooth and USB communication link.
SOFTWARE
NXT software, powered by National Instruments LabVIEW.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
3
MATERIALS
ABS plastic for most regular bricks.
COST
$280 (Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
Lego offered the first version of Mindstorms, based on an 8-bit microcontroller, for retail sale in 1998. In 2006, the company unveiled the next generation, called Lego Mindstorms NXT, which included more advanced sensors and computing capabilities. The Mindstorms NXT 2.0 was launched in 2009. The brain of the Mindstorms set is a computing brick called NXT, which can be programmed with easy-to-use software powered by LabVIEW from National Instruments.
WEBSITE
http://mindstorms.lego.com