Monday, July 26, 2010

Recently at The NXT Step (Another Blog You Should Read)

Although I've put off featuring them in my "another blog you should read" series, The NXT Step is easily indispensable for us LEGO Mindstorms NXT fans. It may be a difficult read for those of you who aren't technically inclined, but they do try to keep it accessible for all ages. Several of the blog's authors have written books about working with the NXT, and quite a few of them are active in either the LEGO community or the educational community. In lieu of a regular model pick today, here are three recent highlights from The NXT Step:

The Monster Chess set-up has been reproduced for use by the LEGO company. The NXT Step has coverage of a build party where the second Monster Chess game was built in record time.

In other news, the LEGO website has re-posted the online bonus models for the NXT 1.0 kit. They had originally been a casualty of a website update to include newer instructions for the NXT 2.0, but the company has since rectified the error and brought them back. Now, if they could just remember that they need to re-post the bonus instructions for set 8448...

Finally, they recently found a fantastic base for a very large robot on YouTube. The tank treads are made out of Technic beams, and the 9 NXT's and 16 Power Functions motors give this plenty of expense power:

Name of Model: Driving test Lego Mindstorms NXT Rover Bot
Created By: esrtiece
Found At:

Housekeeping: I've added a "label" (that's Google for "tag") so you can easily find all posts in this series.

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