Burf's Crazy LEGO Inventions

LEGO MINDSTORMS, Robotics and Geeky things

Rotacaster Omniwheel Sale on NOW!

 

If you’re looking to get some of the coolest wheels available on the market today, then go check out the Rotacaster Omniwheels.  They’re currently having a sale on their website with a 15% discount.  You can find their shop site here: [LINK].  Use the discount code: RoboticsXmas to get the 15% off.  The sale ends December 19, so don’t delay too long.

These are the wheels that I used to create the LEGO Wheelchair and the LEGO ATV.  They rock!

rota

 

Matrix Robotics

Christmas 2012 I was sent some awesome Matrix Robotics LEGO compatible robotic sets.  These are similar to Textrix however work a lot better with the LEGO Mindstorms system.

Here are a few inventions


Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

More to come soon!

Form more information on this product check

http://matrixrobotics.com

Great Western LEGO Show

Sorry for the massive delay, we have a new arrival to the family!

The Great Western LEGO SHOW 2013 was another amazing show with record number of visitors.

Here are some of the videos of my stuff


Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

Download Video with Vixy.net | YouTube to MP3 | Replay Media Catcher

I am looking forward to this years show!

Make: Lego and Arduino Projects: Projects for extending MINDSTORMS NXT with open-source electronics

Just before Christmas I received this fantastic book and over the last few months I have been making my way through it.

I think this is the number 1 book if you are coming from a LEGO MINDSTORMS background and want to know more about electronics and the Arduino platform or are coming from an Arduino background and want to integrate it with an easy to use building framework like LEGO.

The book features nice big colourful photos and building instructions. It features a wide range of projects from a robotic clock to a drawing bot, you can even make a drinks dispenser.  The book also covers the basics of electronics, history and in-depth details of LEGO MINDSTORMS and the Arduino platform and how to connect a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to an Arduino.

I would say the only sticking point that people might find with this book is that it requires a Bricktronic Shield/Motor Controller to build most of the projects.  Full instructions on how to make your own shield are provided in the book which is useful if you don’t have one. If making one is not your thing, you can buy one from Wayne and Layne (co-writers of the book) for a fairly cheaply.  Wayne and Layne also have some other cool projects on their site including an Arduino Mega Shield that allows you to run 6 LEGO NXT motors and 4 sensors.  I will be doing a review of that soon.

As I have already said, this book is awesome if you want to extend the possibilities of your LEGO MINDSTORMS kit or use LEGO with the Arduino platform.

If you would like more information on this book, check it out on Amazon