LEGO Mindstorms NXT
Who doesn’t know LEGO? However, did you know LEGO also has a robotics set? If you want to learn about some of the things you can do with it, this presentation is just the ticket!
LEGO has been making robotics sets since 1998. The set that started it all was the RCX, a small yellow brick. It didn’t take long before the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) community had completely reverse engineered it and started writing their own tools for it. LEGO wisely decided to embrace this movement and with the launch of the NXT a few years later, published all the source code of the firmware and hardware schematics straight away. The target audience is the kid inside the technical consultant, the part that likes to tinker with things and explore the endless possibilities the LEGO Mindstorms platform has to offer.
Hardware – what’s inside the brick?
Sensors – standard, 3rd party and home brew.
Some examples, both small and large (and extra-large) of what you can build with it.
Xander Soldaat is an infrastructure architect at Logica by day and AFOL by night. He has played with LEGO since he was a small boy with a 20 year break starting in his teens. 3.5 years ago his love for LEGO was rekindled and has since become an integral part of the Mindstorms community. He runs a technical NXT and sensor related blog, runs the MINDboards community forums and guest writes for several blogs. He also works closely together with all major 3rd party sensor companies, Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy and was invited by LEGO to become part of the Mindstorms Community Partner (MCP) programme about two years ago. He gives many demos, workshops and talks at various events, both nationally and internationally.
18.00h Doors open, Food & Drinks
19.00h Start presentation
|When||September 8th, 2011 18:00|
|Organised by||Competa IT|
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