Nxt Mindstorms Review
For decades, LEGO is a well-known brand of education toys that consist of brick parts that allow us to build our own kind of toys, such as build a house, a plane, or a robot. Now, LEGO releases new generation of toys called NXT Mindstorms 2.0 that is implemented with 'brain' which allows the toys come into alive. Nxt is the 'brain' that allows robots come alive. As the robot has USB port, you can download program from your computer to the Nxt Mindstorms or upload data from the robot into your computer. You can also use wireless Blue tooth connection to upload and download.
This building kit enables you our kids to construct robots that can see, speak, feel, and move. This toy combines the versatility of the LEGO building system with a microcomputer brick and intuitive programming software. Still designed for ages 10 and up (not for under 3 years old children as it consistes of small parts), the 2.0 robotics tool set features everything you need to create and program your first robot in approximately 30 minutes to one hour. After that, you can create an endless lineup of robots that do what you want.
It is contributed with some sensors. One of them is touch sensor that allows robot has sense of touch. The robot can detect when it is pressed by something and when it is released again. As the robot's arm is equipped by touch sensor, it knows whether there is something in its hand or not. It can pick up things. Then by touching the touch sensor, you can command It to close the door, turn on TV, or even talk and walk.
It also has color sensor that gives your robot vision. It allows the robot to differentiate among colors, light and dark. It can detect 6 different colors. It also can be used as a color lamp. You can make the robot follow the red line, for example, or let it changes direction when it sees a red spot. Another thing that gives vision to the robot is ultrasonic sensor. This sensor allows robots to avoid obstacles, measure distance, and detect movements.
Amazingly, this LEGO robot can hear as it has sound sensor. The sound sensor can detect both decibel (dB) and adjusted decibel (dBA). The sensitivity of the sensor is adapted to the sensitivity of human ears. So, it can hear like you do.