LEGO Mindstorms NXT 8547 Review (759)

27 Sep

LEGO Mindstorms NXT Summary

With the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0, you can visualize, build and program your own robot. However it doesn’t stop there….

With time you’ll find new ways of building your machines and new ways of programming them, so you can make them do some amazing things. The only boundry is your imagination.

You’re not going to end up take over the world with your robots, but the endless programming capabilities can keep you ravished forever.

In all honesty it’s quite expensive for a Christmas gift, but as a lifetime investment, the LEGO Mindstorms NXT is most certainly worth your attention.

Who Is The Legos Mindstorm NXT Set Suitable For?

Mindstorms NXT is suitable for anyone over ten years of age. The instruction manual is so easy to follow, you’ll be up and ready with your first robot within one hour.

The term ‘programming’ may seem perplexing, but it’s amazingly easy when you come to use it.

Younger kids can find many fun things to do with their little robots, whereas others can go on to invent robots that do much more than just drive, walk, shoot or sort balls.

What’s Inside The Box?

There are 619 pieces in the LegoMindstorms box. Included are a number of connectors, wheels, rods, beams and sensors.

The Simple Building Block

You’ll observe that the elementary Mindstorms unit is a beam instead of the classical LEGO block, making it feel a bit like Maccano. You don’t need any extra equipment though like Meccano, with Mindstorms you just need your hands… and a PC.

Owing to the large number of similar-looking parts, you’ll probably be rummaging around at lot at first looking for the right unit. But give it a bit of time and you’ll start to know just what you’re looking for.

3 Motors

The motors are what make your robot move.

Four Environmental Sensors

The sensory unit s are like the ears and eyes of the robot. You’ll find the following sensors with the Mindstorms NXT 2.0 8547…

1. A light sensing unit, which is sort of like the eyes of the robot, allowing it to see different colors..

2. A kinesthetic sensor, which lets the robot react to touch.

3. A sound sensor, that allows the robot to react to different volumes of sound, although you can’t get it to obey precise vocal commands.

4. An ultrasonic sensor, which utilizes sound-beams to determine how far away your robot is from a solid object – so it doesn’t need to bump into the wall before it turns away.

The Intelligent Brick Of NXT

Your Mindstorms set’s mind, a central processing unit that takes info from the sensors, comprehends the programming you apply, and according to your programming, instructs one, two or all three of the motors to start motion, whether this is through the robot traveling forward, driving around on its wheels, pouring water/drinks into a cup….. and the list continues.

User’s Manual

The Instruction Bookletis great to get you started, with simple-to-follow instructions on how to construct four unique models of robot.

Beyond that you’re left to use your own resourcefulness to create whatever you want. If you think you’ve spent your creativity, you can give your brain a rest and purchase guides written by experts on how to construct some phenomenal robots.

The frustration in making your personalized designs is you’ll probably run out of parts to use. If you have this predicament, you can always extend the Mindstorms set with pieces from the Lego Technique range, which utilises the same basic unit.

Where Do They Have The Lowest Prices For The Mindstorms Set?

Beware, the Mindstorms 8547 is already quite expensive so it doesn’t make sense to pay needlessly higher prices at the wrong stores. Click here find out where you can get it cheapest.

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LEGO Mindstorms NXT 8547 Review (564)

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