Monday, May 19, 2008

Robotics Monday: NXT / Bionicle Jousters

Name of Model: Lego NXT Warriors
Created by: srobot
Found at:
For obvious reasons, LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT kits generally inspire people to build fairly complex robots. However, there are some awesome things that can be done with ridiculously simple programs as well. The program is essentially "wait 5 seconds, then go forward for 5 seconds" - the appeal being that after the program is started, you have 5 seconds to aim for your opponent and then 5 seconds for the two 'bots to go on the attack. It's kind of like a castle-themed video game, but with Bionicle figures instead of virtual violence. Of course, with an NXT intelligent brick and 2 motors in each horse, this isn't exactly a cheap little game, but it looks like lots of fun.

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