So, this year my main LEGO Project is a large LEGO Humanoid, one that can see items, point to them, talk and listen. It will take me a while to build and I am already massively behind on it due to VEX projects. But here is how I am doing so far
I have already overcome some issues. The hole in the chest is for a tablet. The project needs to be complete for July
His new book, Hacking Your Lego Mindstorms EV3 is on a similar theme but of course for the EV3, not the NXT. It also covers making your own parts via 3D Printing and Laser cutting which I found very useful.
The book features nice colourful based instructions to build 5 projects and then how to hack each one (e.g change the EV3 for a Arduino or Pi). Like the previous book, this book uses products from Wayne and Layne e.g the Bricktronic Shield however also includes hacks / projects using the Raspberry Pi. I would of liked to have seen the introduction to Electronics chapter added to this book which exists in the previous book. I believe this book is more designed for beginners than the previous book.
If you own a EV3 and want to take it to the next step by using another controller, this book is a very good introduction for you.
So the lovely people at SBrick sent me their awesome creation. A brick that is a similar size and look to a power functions PF receiver but works with your iOS and Android devices. It even supports 4 motor ports! AWESOME!
This year is already starting off pretty well on the LEGO front, I have been invited to take the LEGO Skateboard / Hoverboard to LEGO WORLD in Copenhagen. Super excited to go and catch up with some old friends. This was not a thing I thought I would be going to so I had to rush out a new version of the board.