Bot fun (no, not the social media type): Mindstorms NXT + Android

Greetings all, hope all is well.

I’m an AFOL. You may be asking what that is. I grew up playing with and very much enjoying Lego as a child, back in the day, like in the 70s (LOL). Since it has evolved, just as I have, I never really lost interest and have become an AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego). If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen a few recent tweets from me on just how much this “play system” has evolved, especially in the area of robotics. I started getting into the Lego Mindstorms robotics kits about six years ago – nothing heavy, just dabbling here and there. It got to the point where I developed a six week summer camp Mindstorms Robotics curriculum for my son’s school and got involved with the local 4H chapter to see how that curriculum could be evolved for the next year, as well as help me with one of his school science projects involving robotics.

In any event, I got the urge to play around with a simple bot I built some time ago and found an Android app that I downloaded to my daughter’s old Droid. Took it for a spin last night. This kinda rekindled my interest in it again because I hope to be doing some software coding for it next year, to use along side the graphical user interface code blocks programming app designed by Lego (these kits are used by young kids all over the world so… 🙂 )

Anyway, that’s it for now. Should be fun getting back into it when I have time as it’s technically stimulating, for sure.

oceans of rhythm,
Fresh!

One thought on “Bot fun (no, not the social media type): Mindstorms NXT + Android

  1. When it comes to tech and gadgets and tinkering with remote control objects one is NEVER too old to discover and have fun.

    That’s really cool. What makes it fun is the journey failing and succeeding.

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