It's a common misconception that LEGOs are only for kids, even though it's been documented that roughly 70% of the LEGO Mindstorms robotic system are adults with an average age in their mid-thirties. Another common misconception is that Mindstorms are only good for simple robot projects with a low level of complexity. But, at the CEBIT 2006 show in Hanover a LEGO bartender is proving them wrong.
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We know from personal experience how hard it is to keep a weblog regularly updated with fresh content, and that's only in one language. Imagine our surprise when we ran across Filip Verhaeghe who doesn't just publish an interesting and informative Mindstorms NXT blog, he does it in
three four languages!
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It’s been rumored before, but now it’s finally official. On Friday LEGO released information about the selection of the lucky 100 applicants that will make up the Mindstorms NXT developer team. According to an report on Techweb, which unfortunately characterizes Mindstorms as “Robotics Toyland”, there were 9,610 applicants from 79 countries. It’s interesting to note that their ages ranged from 18 to 75, and that roughly half of the new team is under 35 years old.
While we were down in Yokohama last weekend for the Robot Sumo contest, we took the opportunity to drop in and watch the Japanese First Lego League “Ocean Odyssey” competition as well. In some ways it was very much like the FLL competitions overseas, but there were some differences.
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So, you changed the way the whole world thinks about information, and you created a company that's become a household word, and you're worth billions of dollars, and you're featured on the cover of Time Magazine, and you can chose any toy in the world to play with. What do you pick?
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What is probably the premier toy event of the year - the International Toy Fair - opened a few days ago in New York, in the midst of a blizzard that almost shut down the city. Thankfully, the toy press and reporters braved the storm and have been filing lots of stories and photos - including some great photos of the new LEGO Mindstorms NXT system.
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