Random header image... Refresh for more!

New Tricks

I’m not sure that playing nice and writing a proper Mindstorms program is going to work out.  It’s too difficult to tweak the motor settings on the fly, and drag and drop programming isn’t exactly conducive to setting up a complex command system where you send a packet that contains all of the motor settings.

So, I’m going to try something new…

You see, Mindstorms are popular because they’re not locked down.  Lego has released many technical documents on how the NxT Brick works.  Those documents include highly useful things like this:

 Set Output State

I can simply send a message directly over Bluetooth that tells the motor what to do.  That way, all of the control is on the PC application side, where it’s easy to tweak settings.

Hopefully this will make things run happier.


There are no comments yet...

Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment