Lego Mindstorms NXT Kit 2.0
Reference 8547 (French version)
The Lego Mindstorms NXT Kit 2.0 includes:
Intelligent Brick Lego Mindstorms NXT based on a 32-bit .
3 servo motors .
2 touch sensors .
1 sensor for ultrasound .
1 light sensor and color .
Lego Technic 577 pieces .
Environment Programming NXT-G PC and Mac compatible.
The news from the kit version 1:
More parts Lego Technics
More models of robots
A light sensor with capabilities of color sensor
An additional touch sensor
The sound sensor that is no longer included in this new kit
The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit 2.0 is a set proposed by Lego robotics constituting
the ideal starting point for beginners but also for those who wish to deepen the
subject of robotics and entertainment programming robots.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit 2.0 is today one of the robotics technologies of
leisure most common and most interoperable in terms of hardware and software,
thanks to NXT-G, the programming environment is simple and yet comprehensive.
You can easily extend the standard functionality offered by the Lego Mindstorms
NXT kit base by the use of Lego Technic parts extra. A technical literature very
wide and distributed you can build any kind of robots (humanoid, robotic arms,
rovers, animals …). The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit contains basic instructions on
how to create within minutes one of the 4 robots as standard. The software
programming NXT-G can also provide you access to the community of developers and
hardware and software and to share your creations.
In addition, Lego, but also other companies offer a variety of additional
sensors allowing you to achieve your wildest dreams and make your robots smarter
and interoperable with their environment. Some of these sensors are offered on
The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit includes a graphical development environment called
Lego NXT-G and based on professional programming environment Labview (it works
on PC and Mac). This software does not require strong knowledge of programming
because the programming is done graphically using drag and drop blocks.
One of the strengths of Lego Mindstorms NXT is that several additional
programming environments (and often free) exist. Examples include LabView,
Microsoft Robotics Studio (based on Visual Studio allows you to create complex
programs in C #). Other programming environments like performing in Java or C
Lejos as RobotC exist.
The sensors provided in the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit:
The ultrasonic sensor allows your robot to detect the distance with obstacles
(as do bats).
The light sensor measures the light intensity for example to enable your robot
to seek or shun the light.
Finally, the contact sensor can detect obstacles or to locate an object to
Brick Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0: It is the real brains of your robot. It connects
to your PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth. It is possible to configure a PDA, your
cell phone or a joystick to control your robot. It is powered by 6 LR 6
batteries not included.