In the Maker Shed: Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0

Legos are the building blocks of makers. I imagine most of us have fond memories of Lego growing up. Enhance those memories or give new ones with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 available in the Maker Shed! This awesome Lego set combines the versatility of the LEGO building system with an intelligent microcomputer brick and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software based on LabVIEW. The 2.0 toolkit features everything you need to create your first robot in 30 minutes and then thousands of other robotics inventions that do what you want! The intelligent NXT LEGO brick features 32-bit microprocessor, a large matrix display, 4 input and 3 output ports. It connects to your computer using Bluetooth or USB.

  • NXT 32-bit microcontroller with 256k memory
  • 3 interactive servo motors with built-in rotation sensors
  • 1 ultrasonic sensor
  • 2 touch sensors
  • Color sensor with triple functionality: color sensor/light sensor/color lamp
  • Support for Bluetooth, USB 2.0
  • 619 pieces


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I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

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