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volvofl12rwip Phone controlled Lego 8x8 Volvo truck

Our stringer for all things R/C, Francesco Fondi, sent us word of this amazing Lego/ NXT-based Bluetooth and phone-controlled Volvo 8×8 truck:

This is a really impressive creation from ATRX, the same AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) behind the NXT Boat.

This Volvo FL12, version 8×8 features all wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, full double wishbone independent suspension, remote-controlled 4-speed gearbox. It has been designed for Lego Truck Trial races GPM (Grand Prix Mazovia) 2010 that will be held in Warsaw, Poland.

[Thanks, Frankie!]

Lego Volvo FL12, version 8×8 – Camion telecomandato tramite telefonino Bluetooth [Italian]

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22 Phone controlled Lego 8x8 Volvo truck
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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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