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Options for additional components and power for the Arduino

What options are there for the use of motors in our project? There are many types of motors. There are 3 basic types (more info): Servo motors Stepper motors DC motors Most light servo motors can be used directly with an Arduino (no motor driver/controller required). For some heavier types and for many DC and … Continue reading Options for additional components and power for the Arduino

Remote controlled Rover car with Arduino brain

Lego: Build remote controlled Rover car with Arduino brain

Learn how to build a remote controlled Rover car with Lego Mindstorms, with an Arduino ‘brain’, which can be remote controlled via Bluetooth with a phone. This guide uses parts from the Steering rover example on nxtprograms.com. It is also inspired by the NXT Dune Buggy.Lego parts shown here might be of different color depending … Continue reading Lego: Build remote controlled Rover car with Arduino brain

Lego: Build Spike with Arduino brain

This guide explains how to build the Lego Mindstorms model “Spike”, powered by an Arduino and an EVShield. The original version of the Spike is powered by a Lego NXT. Requirements EVShield, Arduino Uno, Battery holder (+6 AA batteries) Lego Mindstorms kit (can be either NXT or EV3) Introduction To make a sturdy, compact solution … Continue reading Lego: Build Spike with Arduino brain

Lego: build Spike motor chassis

This guide explains how to build a motor chassis, which can for instance be used for the Lego Mindstorms model “Spike” powered by an EVshield with Arduino Uno. Requirements Lego pieces to connect the parts as displayed: Introduction To make a sturdy, compact solution which allows access to batteries, ports and pins of both the … Continue reading Lego: build Spike motor chassis

Application Development

Go to Canvas for the 2021 edition of this course. This course is part of module 4, “Smart Products”. The upcoming edition of this course starts Friday April 29th, 2022. The Canvas site of the upcoming edition is not available yet. More info: Check out all Application Development related Blog posts here. See the checklist … Continue reading Application Development

Remote control a catapult with an App build with App Inventor

In this previous article we learned how to build an App with App Inventor and connect it to a Lego Mindstorms NXT. Now we will extend that App to control a Catapult robot. If you have not done so already, first build the Catapult. Now that you are able to connect your phone to the … Continue reading Remote control a catapult with an App build with App Inventor

Control a Lego Mindstorms robot with your phone with App Inventor

First steps To be able to use App Inventor, you will have to register with a Google Account. So go to the site ai2.appinventor.mit.edu and register/login. Install the MIT AI2 Companion app on your phone. To be able to identify your NXT (if there are many Bluetooth devices), you might want to change its name: Start the Lego … Continue reading Control a Lego Mindstorms robot with your phone with App Inventor