EV3 Sensor Adapter for NXT or Arduino

I just stumbled across the following on the mindsensors.com products:

EV3 Sensor Adapter for NXT or Arduino

 

Using this adapter, you can attach new EV3 sensors to your NXT or Arduino.
(This is basically a UART to I2C adapter).

  • For NXT, works with BricxCC, and new EV3 IDE for NXT
  • Lightweight and small design, that fits in-line with your sensor and brick
  • Use with Arduino with NXShield

 

I will test this adapter in the near future and write more about it here. Because the adapter is not supporting NXT-G, but the new EV3 IDE together with the NXT brick, this will then also be my first time using the new software with the “old” NXT hardware.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Create & Command your own robot the way you want!

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OHM2013: Hacking the brick

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 hits shelves on september 1st

Press release

ROBOTICS FANS AND EXTREME PLAY SEEKERS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 HITS SHELVES ON SEPTEMBER 1ST

Consumer Robotics Pioneers Reveal 12 Bonus Models Created by Community Experts;

Online Availability Expected Later this Month for Pre-Order

Billund, Denmark (August 1, 2013) – The LEGO Group today announced that LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, the new award-winning consumer robotics platform, will hit retail shelves on September 1, 2013 and may start appearing later this month at select online retailers for pre-order. To inspire tinkerers of all ages with the limitless possibilities of the platform, the company unveiled the full collection of 12 bonus models designed by an international group of MINDSTORMS community experts that join five hero models introduced earlier this year.

Since the first public preview of MINDSTORMS EV3 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, new and existing fans of all ages have been eagerly awaiting the updated system. The third evolution in the platform’s 15 year history, EV3 continues the legacy by energizing and growing the leading consumer robotics community of both children and adults. Since 1998, LEGO MINDSTORMS has expanded its influence across nations and generations from inspiring FIRST® LEGO League – the middle school robotics program with over 20,000 teams competing annually in more than 70 countries – to having real-world impact for prototyping at major research centers and manufacturers.

Powered by a stronger, faster intelligent brick and packing more memory and a larger processor, EV3 also features additions like a USB port, SD expansion slot and new infrared sensor for more control and capabilities. A Linux-based firmware provides endless programming possibilities to encourage hobbyists to push boundaries and imaginations and continue to grow the MINDSTORMS community’s library of over 15,000 creations. Users can also look forward to greater on-brick programming, full iOS and Android compatibility and first-ever 3D building instructions for tablets to bring the experience away from the computer when desired.

A multinational group of nearly 70 members of MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCPs) from around the world contributed to the design process of the EV3 platform. The user-experts worked on a variety of topics including apps, hacking environments and creating the 12 bonus models that accompany the five hero robots at launch. The 12 bonus models include a never-before-seen robotic scribe, interactive shell game and robotic bulldozer, to further guide any new user’s exploration of robotics done the LEGO way.

“In the 15 years since MINDSTORMS debuted, the consumer robotics audience has grown exponentially and showcases increased tech savviness and creativity,” said Michael McNally, brand relations director for LEGO Group. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the public’s positive reactions since we introduced EV3 earlier this year; now with retail availability upon us we can’t wait to see how users will inspire us with their robotic creations.”

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 highlights include:

EV3 Intelligent Brick

  • Stronger and faster ARM9 robotic processor
  • Embedded 16MB FLASH memory
  • 64 MB RAM plus SD expansion slot
  • LINUX operating system, released under open source
  • USB 2.0 interface allows for WiFi connectivity
  • 4 input ports / 4 output ports allow up to four intelligent bricks to be connected together
  • Matrix display with loudspeaker
  • Building-compatible button interface with status indication
  • Enhanced on-brick programming
  • Bluetooth ® v2.1
  • iOS and Android compatible

Hardware

  • 3 Interactive Servo Motors: 2 large and 1 medium
  • Touch Sensor
  • New IR Seeker Sensor measures distance, movements and detects objects
  • New IR Beacon remotely controls robot from up to 6 feet away
  • Improved Color Sensor detects 6 colors plus the absence of color
  • Backwards-compatible with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
  • Assortment of 594 LEGO TECHNIC® elements for easy, more stable building with improved functionality and movement capabilities

Programming Software

  • Free PC and Mac compatible downloadable software available online starting September 1
  • Icon-based drag and drop environment with new interactive content that helps de-bug programming
  • Ability to zoom out on big programs aids creation of advanced concepts like parallel executions and arrays

Building Instructions

  • Step-by-step building instructions for 5 hero models: humanoid, snake, scorpion, gripper and tracker
  • Detailed building instructions for 12 bonus models including: arcade style game, bulldozer, shell game, robotic scribe, dinosaur, electric guitar, line follower, forklift, brick measurer, racing truck, prankster and droid, as seen in the news section of the MINDSTORMS web community
  • First-ever 3D interactive, step-by-step building instructions app powered by Autodesk lets builders rotate and zoom each step to model creation
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 will be available September 1, 2013 at most toy and discount merchandise retailers and online stores and will have a suggested retail price of $349.99(USD), €349.99(EUR) and $399.99(CAD). To meet increasing global demand, native language editions for Russia, China, Korea, Japan, Spain and Denmark will be released in addition to the English, French, German and Dutch language versions previously available. For more information, visit www.LEGO.com/mindstorms
  • For educators interested in bringing the engagement of robotics into STEM-related curriculum in middle school and high school classrooms, a new version of the MINDSTORMS platform optimized for school and institutional use is available now. The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 platform includes customizable curriculum; engaging, hands-on models and an easy-to-use programming platform.
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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 – EV3 Software, Run Large Motor – YouTube

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Enchanting v0.2.3 is out

The NXT STEP – LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Blog: Enchanting v0.2.3 is out.

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Bricktronics Shield Kit – a NXT replacement Board (Arduino-Shield)

Bricktronics Shield Kit :: Wayne and Layne Store.

also see: http://www.wayneandlayne.com/bricktronics/downloads/

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LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Promo Video

Today the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 has been announced. Here is the official video from the LEGO MINDSTORMS Edcuation EV3 Press Kit. For more information Please visit

http://ev3lution.com

or

http://robotsblog.net

LEGO and the LEGO logo, logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 angekündigt

ev3rstorm-mindstorms-ev3-smallDie LEGO Gruppe gibt ihre neueste Innovation im Bereich LEGO MINDSTORMS in dieser Woche auf der internationalen Consumer Electronics Show (CES) bekannt. LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, der Nachfolger des LEGO Mindstorms NXT setzt die beliebte LEGO MINDSTORMS Produktlinie fort, und ist besser als je zuvor.

Mit LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 können Sie Ihre LEGO Kreationen in Roboter verwandeln, die jeden Befehl befolgen. Das neue LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Set beinhaltet alles, was Sie brauchen – Motoren, Sensoren, programmierbaren intelligenten Baustein, 550 + LEGO Technic Elemente, Fernbedienung – zum Bauen und Programmieren der Roboter deiner Wünsche! Lade die 3D Bauanleitungen herunter und die neue App zum Steuern deines Roboters per Smartphone, dann programmiere deinen Roboter zu gehen, sprechen oder was auch immer du möchtest mit der neuen intuitiven Programmiersoftware, dem intelligenten Baustein oder deinem Smartphone.

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Die Spezifikationen des neuen LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Systems:

EV3 Intelligenter Baustein:

  • Stärkerer und schnellerer ARM9 Roboter-Prozessor
  • 16 MB eingebauter Flash-Speicher
  • 64 MB RAM plus SD-Steckplatz
  • LINUX-Betriebssystem, unter Open Source Lizenz veröffentlicht
  • USB 2.0-Schnittstelle ermöglicht die WiFi-Konnektivität
  • 4 Eingangs-Ports: Schließen Sie bis zu 4 Sensoren gleichzeitig, einschließlich Ihrer NXT-Sensoren an
  • 4 Ausgänge:  bis zu 4 Motoren (Entweder Large, Medium oder NXT)
  • Bis zu vier intelligente Steine können  ​​miteinander verbunden werden (Das sind 16-Sensor und 16 Motor-Ports!)
  • Matrix-Display mit Lautsprecher
  • Bedienknöpfe mit Statusanzeige
  • verbesserte Programmiermöglichkeiten auf dem intelligenten Baustein (auch ohne Computer programmieren)
  • Bluetooth ® v2.1
  • iOS und Android kompatibel

Hardware:

  • 3 interaktive Servomotoren: 2 große und 1 mittlerer Motor
  • 1 Berührungs-Sensor
  • Neuer IR Seeker Sensor misst Abstand, Bewegungen und erkennt Objekte, und wirkt als ein Empfänger für die Fernbedienung
  • Die neue IR Beacon Fernbedienung steuert den Roboter aus bis zu 2 Metern Entfernung
  • Verbesserter Farb Sensor erkennt 6 Farben sowie die Helligkeit von Lichtquellen
  • Abwärtskompatibel mit LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Verbinden Sie Ihre NXT Sensoren und Motoren mit EV3
  • Sortiment von 594 LEGO TECHNIC ® Elementen

Programmier-Software:

  • Herunterladbare Software ist PC-und Mac-kompatibel
  • Icon-basierte Drag-and-Drop-Umgebung

 

 

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Announced

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2013) – Today The LEGO Group announced LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts. Unveiled for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is the result of three years of product development by an international team of LEGO designers, MINDSTORMS user-enthusiasts and leading technology experts. LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, available in the second half of 2013, will be previewed to members of the global media at Digital Experience! on January 7 and will be demonstrated to CES attendees during the Kids@Play Summit, January 8-11, 2013, in the Venetian Hotel.

 

With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 you can turn your LEGO creations into live robots that follow your every command. The new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set includes everything you need – motors, sensors, programmable brick, 550+ LEGO Technic elements, remote control – to create and command robots of even your wildest imagination, including 5 cool robot characters. Download the 3D building instructions and the app to command your robot via your smart device. Then program your robots to walk, talk, move and do whatever you want them to do to via the intuitive software program, the programmable brick or your smart device.

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And not only do we have this good news, we also have the specifications:

EV3 Intelligent Brick

  • Stronger and faster ARM9 robotic processor
  • Embedded 16MB FLASH memory
  • 64 MB RAM plus SD expansion slot
  • LINUX operating system, released under open source
  • USB 2.0 interface allows for WiFi connectivity
  • 4 input ports: Connect up to 4 sensors at the same time, including your NXT sensors
  • 4 output ports: Now you can power up to 4 motors (Either Large, Medium or NXT)
  • Up to four intelligent bricks to be connected together (That’s 16 sensor and 16 motor ports!)
  • Matrix display with loudspeaker
  • Button interface with status indication
  • Enhanced on-brick programming
  • Bluetooth ® v2.1
  • iOS and Android compatible

Hardware

  • 3 Interactive Servo Motors: 2 large and 1 medium
  • 1 Touch Sensor
  • New IR Seeker Sensor measures distance, movements and detects objects, and acts as a receiver for the remote control
  • New IR Beacon remotely controls robot from up to 2 meters (6 feet) away
  • Improved Color Sensor detects 6 colors as well as the brightness of light sources
  • Backwards-compatible with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Connect your NXT Sensors and motors to the new EV3 brick.
  • Assortment of 594 LEGO TECHNIC® elements for easy, more stable building with improved functionality and movement capabilities

Programming Software

  • Downloadable software is PC and Mac compatible
  • Icon-based drag and drop environment for “building” programs with new interactive content that helps de-bug programming

 

 

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