Archive for February 25th, 2010

MARVIN, Mindstorms Anthropomorphic Robot-Verbalizing Interactive Nerd

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Thanks C. Shepherd for submitting this one. Here is his really awesome project:

“So I was tinkering around with a bunch of mechanisms, and before I knew it I was into another project and it kept getting bigger and bigger. Take Omnibot, throw in some Kismet with some Lego Lips, and this is what you get.

It’s far from being done. Right now, it has 4 NXTs, 9 servos, 3 Ultrasonic sensors, 3 touch sensors (bumpers), the compass sensor, 5 PF motors, the HiTechnic SMUX, and on and on. More will be added soon. I’ll give full details along with a video when it is done.

OK, I know I said I was going to build a car factory. I still have a bunch of pieces lying around waiting to be worked on. I am trying to design a cool car that can be handled by the grippers and that is an unforeseen problem. I have bunches of Technic pieces, but not a lot of small car parts. ”

More details can be found here

Written by Vu Nguyen

February 25th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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The Domino Printer aka Dominobot

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Now here’s a great robot that actually prints words using dominoes. You’ll have to see the video to get the full effect, but here’s the description:

“A Lego NXT robot that uses one Lego NXT, three servos, the HiTechnic IRLink sensor and 8 medium PF motors with receivers to lay dominoes to spell a message. For more information, visit

YouTube Direct Link 

Written by Vu Nguyen

February 25th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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New ROBOTC Ticket submission page

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Hi all,

It’s probably long overdue, but we’ve created a new “Submit a Ticket” page so you can send a ticket straight from the site (rather than your email programs).

I also moved the General Support questions into the specific NXT and VEX support pages in case any of you are wondering where those pages are.

Thanks for all of the feedback you guys have given us. We really do take your feedback and appreciate the time you take to send them. We use this information to try to make ROBOTC even better for the next updates.

You can find it under the “Support” menu, or you can click here: Contact Us / Submit a Ticket

Written by Vu Nguyen

February 25th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

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