Posted in Programming, Random, Robotics on June 3, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow.  People in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide have made a Star-Wars esque “Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping.” Just like the Segway bot  you all made when you got your HT Gyro, this balances itself, even upside-down

This is what they look like in Star Wars. And in real life:

Not quite as evil-looking but still AWESOME.
I’ve attached their YouTube vid here:

More info on the official website.


New Look

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2011 by timpattinson

I’ve changed to the “Vertigo” theme

I’ll try to get a fresh look every month or two.

Tell me what you think in the comments 😉

LEGO Ukelele

Posted in LEGO, Non-Technic Lego, People's MOCS, Random on May 30, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow, Ross Crawford decided to make a Ukelele. But he didn’t decide to make it out of boring old wood like the rest of us.

He made it out of LEGO.Lego UkeleleThis looks very nicely done, with working tuning pegs, and from the MP3 he uploaded onto his blog, actually looks playable.

Good work!



Lego Mindstorms SE

Posted in LEGO, Link Of the Weeek, NXT, Robotics on May 29, 2011 by timpattinson

Commit To Mindstorms SE


There is a Proposal for a Lego Mindstorms StackExchange site at the StackExchange  new site staging zone

In case you don’t know, StackExchange is a community powered Q&A site where you can ask and answer questions

You can vote up good answers and questions, and downvote bad ones, so it is community-moderated

Commit here

Four Lego Delta Robots

Posted in LEGO, NXT, People's MOCS, Robotics on April 22, 2011 by timpattinson

6 bricks, Four arms, A lot of LEGO , a  Sorter.

Over at Tinkernology  there’s an amazing creation on show.

Work in Progress — FPS-NX

Posted in LEGO, Link Of the Weeek, NXC, NXT, Programming with tags on April 14, 2011 by timpattinson

I am working on a new game in NXC for the NXT.

It will be a target-shooting game in 2d.

Sorry, I have no working code to post yet.

Some may come soon.



Visual NXC

Posted in LEGO, NXC, NXT, Programming, Robotics on April 12, 2011 by timpattinson

Over at MiBo, sidneys1 is creating a new NXT-G-like IDE of NXC

It would be like NXT-G except

  • Open source
  • Less buggy
  • Based on NXC code, not LabVIEW
  • have the ability to edit the underlying code

MiBo topic:


SourceForge page:



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