Archive for the Robotics Category


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.


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.

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:


It’s ON

Posted in LEGO, NXT, Robotics on April 7, 2011 by timpattinson

The first official MindBoards contest has been launched

The topic is: Robot arm

It’s on form the 6th of April to May 30th.

themindstormman, the admins and I are running it.

More info:

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