Lego WeDo Robot Education System Heads to Japan

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Just a few months behind the product release in the US and Europe, Lego Japan will be rolling out the new WeDo robot educational system here in July. Positioned at a younger student population than it’s well established Mindstorms series, Lego Japan stated that the new robot education system can be effectively used to introduce robotic concepts as early as the first grade in elementary school.

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Lego Robot Goes Bump in the Night (Video)

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In terms of creativity and possible terror factor, this Lego robot monster, built with a mash-up of Mindstorms NXT, BIONICLE, Technic, and classic Lego bricks, is certainly a 10+.

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Has It Really Been 10 Years for Lego Mindstorms Already?

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William Cox discovered that Lego is selling a special, limited edition, black Mindstorms NXT controller Brick to celebrate Mindstorm’s 10th anniversary.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years already. We can still remember how amazing the original Mindstorms promotional videos were, and how quickly we pulled out our credit card to order one each of all the original Mindstorm kits. It was one of those few purchases that continues to enrich our lives after a decade.

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Robot Sightings – Yamaguchi's Dinosaur, PARO, Robot Cat, and more…

What's going on today in my crazy robot world?

Robotically posted for Lem by LoudTwitter

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Lego Builder Creates a Great WALL-E Clone (Video)

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Bazmarc, on Youtube, posted a series of videos(see below) showing his totally cool implementation of the WALL-E robot constructed completely from stock Lego NXT Mindstorms robot system parts. Not only is the robot realistic, it also features some very emotional, and touching, eye movements.

Bazmarc's robot creation does use some third party components, like Mindsensors and HiTechnic - both Lego certified. According to comments on his build videos, the robot uses "1 NXT with rechargable pack, 3 Servo Motors, 4 PF motors, 2 IR receiver, 1 UltraSonic sensor, 1 sound sensor, 1 IRlink, 1 NXTservo module and 1 mini RC servo, 10 AA batteries and Lego from the Bulldozer #8275 and other parts from various technic sets."

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LEGO Reports Strong 2007 Results

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According to their 2007 Annual Report, released yesterday in Denmark, The LEGO Group posted strong sales and profits results last year. In spite of the fact that the total toy market dropped by around 2% in 2007 compared to the previous year, LEGO sales and profits continued to make significant gains. LEGO worldwide sales increased by 2.6%. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, total sales grew by a surprising 6%. All of the group's markets saw sales increases during 2007, while the overall market was falling significantly.

The company also reported continued adoption of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kits in the education market worldwide with over 150,000 units sold during 2007.

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