Lego Mindstorms NXT
Lego Mindstorms is a kit containing sensors, motors, and a computing module. It allows children (and adults) to use Lego bricks to build and program autonomous robots. No soldering required!
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Did you know?
Mindstorms is named after the book "Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas" (1980), by computer scientist and educator Seymour Papert.
Lego offered the first version of Mindstorms, based on an 8-bit microcontroller, for retail sale in 1998. In 2006, the company unveiled the next generation, called Lego Mindstorms NXT, which included more advanced sensors and computing capabilities. The Mindstorms NXT 2.0 was launched in 2009. The brain of the Mindstorms set is a computing brick called NXT, which can be programmed with easy-to-use software powered by LabVIEW from National Instruments. In 2013, Lego announced the Mindstorms EV3, which the company described as a more "hackable" robotics kit.
Has 619 parts, graphical programming environment, Bluetooth-enabled for wireless operation.
- 2.1 kg
Two touch sensors, one ultrasonic sensor, one color/light sensor.
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
ABS plastic for most regular bricks.
Lego NXT brick with 32-bit microprocessor, matrix display, four input and three output ports, Bluetooth and USB communication link.
NXT software, powered by National Instruments LabVIEW.
Six 1.5-V AA batteries
- $280 (Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0)