Monthly Archives: July 2010

NXT Wall-e Transformable

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A Brilliant NXT Bot by Andreas. The Lego NXT Wall-e transformable robot is fully self controlled and uses Lego Mindstorms programming environment. I believe it’s the first Lego built look-alike wall-e which is capable  transforming automatically. The Transformation is quite similar to the way the original Wall-e does it in the Movie.

Rotacaster Omni-wheel Prototypes are Ready!

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Peter McKinnon from Rotacaster sent some photographs of the prototypes today of the insert bushes with the Lego cross axle bore. 


The beginings of an Omni-wheeled Bot

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This is the beginnings of what will hopefully become a Soccer Playing Bot eventually. I will fit a set of Rotacaster Omni-wheels to the bot when they become available in the Lego Technics format.

Win a Set of Rotacaster Omni-Wheels……

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Lego RotacasterAs you are most probably aware, I’ve been working towards having a version of the Rotacaster Omni-wheel available for your Lego Mindstorms kit. With many thanks to Mr. Peter McKinnon, Managing Director of Rotacaster, the company is tooling up to make a run of some 200 wheels which will fit straght on a standard Lego Technic Axle. On the Lego version of the Double Rotacaster 48mm Omni-wheel, the red rollers will be coated with rubber (TPE) to allow for excellent grip on all surfaces. Mr. McKinnen will be in the US from the 19th to the 30th, and depending on timing may bring some of the prototypes back with him for distribution.

Lego Mindstorms NXT Kit and Add-ons.

LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit 8547
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The Lego Mindstorms NXT is a programmable robotics kit released by Lego in late July 2006. It replaces the first-generation Lego Mindstorms kit, which was called the Robotics Invention System. The base kit ships in two versions: the Retail Version (set #8527) and the Education Base Set (set #9797). These can be used to compete in FIRST Lego League competitions. It comes with the NXT-G programming software, but a variety of unofficial languages exist, such as NXC, NBC, leJOS NXJ, and RobotC. A new version of the set, the new Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, was announced in January 2009, featuring an advanced color sensor and other upgraded capabilities. This set is available in the UK, German, U.S and Australian Online Lego shop. The NXT 2.0 sets was officially released on August 1, 2009, and its official product number is 8547.



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