Now there is a new way to play with your MINDSTORMS robots!
If you are the owner of a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set and have an Android smartphone and you want to have some quick and fun action with your robots, now you have the possibility to get some fun and easy play - for free!
We are happy to announce the launch of the MINDdroid application for ALL Android phone (1.6 or higher), that will allow you to get instant access and control to your NXT robot, and give the ability to control by the flick of a wrist!
The MINDdroid app is a remote-control application that allows you to create a wireless connection directly with your NXT, and once a connection is established, you can tilt and turn your phone to make the robot move forward, turn to the sides, and by pressing an action button on the phone's screen, activate the Action motor. If you have a Shooterbot or other robot using two motors for motion and have a spare motor for actions, you are in for a lot of fun!
To download the MINDdroid application to your Android phone, you can scan this QR code with your scanning application, or visit the App Market through your Android phone.
The MINDdroid Application has been developed by some dedicated AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) and software specialists Günther and Shawn, in collaboration with the LEGO MINDSTORMS team:
About the developers:
Shawn Brown started off with two of the original "Expert Builder" sets (which became the Technic line) back in 1978 when he was in grade school in Minnesota, USA. He now lives in Tokyo, Japan with his wife and son, does Java programming, teaches grade school and enjoys building things for the intellectual satisfaction of it.
Günther Hölzl is a professor at the Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt (Higher Technical Learning Institute) specialising in Internet and Software engineering, Biomedical information technology and Project management, based in Klagenfurt, Austria, where he lives with his wife and two children.
We are looking forward to see how you play with the MINDdroid app, and expect to see more apps coming for the various smart devices in the future!
The LEGO MINDSTORMS team
To learn more about how to connect wirelessly to your NXT microcontroller via Bluetooth, or to create individual names for your NXT please check the 'NXT Technology' pages in your User Guide, that comes with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sets.
The source code for MINDdroid is released under the GPL v3 license and it is freely downloadable here:
Let us know if you can make it better!
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