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New Lego Mindstorms Kit revealed at CES

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  • Jon Nebenfuhr
    A completely revamped Lego Mindstorms kit with a new control brick named the NXT. The ultra-sonic sensor makes it look like Johnny-5.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2006
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      A completely revamped Lego Mindstorms kit with a new control brick named the NXT. The
      ultra-sonic sensor makes it look like Johnny-5.

      http://news.com.com/Lego+Mindstorms+no+kids+toy/2100-1041_3-6020603.html

      http://mindstorms.lego.com/

      http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8527

      The new NXT Intelligent Brick, your robot's "brain," features a powerful 32-bit
      microprocessor and more memory, plus support for USB 2.0, Bluetooth and more!

      A highly versatile palette of LEGO TECHNIC® elements combines with state-of-the-art
      ultrasonic, sound, light and touch sensors in the next generation of intuitive robotics. With
      the included Quick-Start guide, easy-to-use software and step-by-step building
      instructions, beginners and experts alike can create humanoid, vehicle and animal robots
      that obey every command!

      Improved light sensors can detect different colors and intensities, while the new sound
      sensor enables robots to respond to sound patterns and tones. Robots can really "feel"
      with improved touch sensors, while ultrasonic "eyes" measure distance and movement.

      Programming software is now available for both PC and Macintosh, plus with Bluetooth
      support, you can even command your robot from your mobile phone!

      LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ NXT Includes:

      All-new NXT Intelligent Brick with 32-bit microprocessor, more memory and FLASH
      3 Interactive Servo motors feature built-in rotation sensors to align speed for precise
      control
      New sound sensor reacts to sound commands, patterns and tones
      New ultrasonic visual sensor responds to movement
      Improved touch sensor reacts to touch and release
      Improved light sensor detects different colors and light intensities
      519 specially selected LEGO TECHNIC elements for sturdy and durable building and
      improved functionality and movement
      4 input ports, 3 output ports and 7 6-wire cords
      Matrix display
      Piezo speakers
      USB 2.0 and Bluetooth support
      Easy-to-use PC and Mac compatible interface
      Intuitive, icon-based drag-and-drop program "building" environment
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