Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NXT 2.0!



Now officially unveiled at the 'Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair', the NXT 2.0 has now gone public for all to see.

The new set features:
- NXT 2.0 Software
- 1 Hitechnic Color Sensor
- Contrary to the regular NXT, 2.0 has 612 pieces.

Looks like Lego Company fixed the Alpha Rex's walking mechanism.

Lego has definitely made some improvements in the new NXT.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pneumatic Air Commpressor

As you all know I recently got the pneumatics add on kit. One of the projects in the instruction book is an air compressor but after building it I noticed how slow it compressed air. So I decided to get to work and build one of my own. After a short while It was complete. This is still one of the early versions but I plan to keep changing it until I get to the final version. It is heavily geared up with a speedy m-motor. It uses the micro pump so it would normally be really slow pumping but with this setup it can pump almost faster then me with a large pump. This might be handly to have along side you pumping your large pump when making pneumatic engines. here is a short video of what this can do.
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