First things first….
What is FIRST?
FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Here are some quotes and pictures from the FIRST website.
FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded nearly 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the . . . → Read More: The FIRST Vision: For Science, Technology and Kids
Here is an interesting creation using Mindstorms NXT, a Rolling-Orbital-Bluetooth-Operating-Thing (ROBOT) as its creator calls it.
Spherical Robot 02 (YouTube)
This project uses two NXT controllers: one inside the “thing” and an external one that acts as the remote control. The two controllers communicate via Bluetooth. The external controller is also uses NXT motors that are very cleverly . . . → Read More: A Remote-Controlled Ball? It's A Spherical-Robot Based On Mindstorms NXT
This is a collection of all my current posts on this topic.
Robotics Is Child’s Play With Lego Mindstorms
Lego Mindstorms NXT – An Overview
Meet The NXT Robots
The Touch Sensor
A Gears And Pulleys Quiz
FIRST Lego League . . . → Read More: Article: Robotics With Lego Mindstorms
For several years now, Lego has thrilled and inspired many kids, hobbyists and students with its Mindstorms Robotics Kit. Lego introduced the RIS kit in 1998. This was an instant success with all the enthusiasts. The RIS comes with an RCX control brick, and about 700 pieces which enable you to build pretty interesting robots. Some . . . → Read More: Robotics Is Child's Play with Lego Mindstorms