Archive for category: Ramblings

  • Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    EV3, Ramblings January 8, 2013 06:53 36 comments

    So just how much better is the new brick?  Below you can find a table that puts some of the main aspects of the new EV3 brick NeXT to the NXT.  The original table came from the Roberta website, I just translated it from German.  The source of this information […]



    EV3, Ramblings January 7, 2013 09:50 11 comments

    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 […]

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Ramblings December 24, 2012 08:22 no comments

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas or whatever else you prefer to (not) celebrate! 2012 has been an exciting year for the NXT; lots of cool new sensors, cool contraptions made by fans, both young and adult.  I am really looking […]

  • Legend of the world of NXT?

    Legend of the world of NXT?

    Ramblings November 27, 2012 08:34 3 comments

    I don’t often post personal things on this blog, but this email totally made my day! Oh great and wise Xander legend of the world of NXT I have a older copy of RobotC and am looking for the v 2 Driver Suite and I humbly request your assistance The […]

  • Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Ramblings November 22, 2012 09:57 2 comments

    I’ve been invited to speak at the Cafe Neu Romance in Prague for the International Robotics Performance Festival.  Steven Canvin and Mike Brandl will also be there to give presentations.  There will be many other interesting speakers and demonstrations.  You can find out a LOT more about this festival here: […]

  • News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    Ramblings October 16, 2012 16:46 2 comments

    Today Generation Robots and Dexter Industries announced that they will be combining their efforts in the R&D and sales departments.  Generation Robots will now also have exclusive distribution rights for all the DI sensors in Europe and DI will distribute the HumaRobotics sensors in North America.  HumaRobotics is the R&D […]

  • Thank You

    Thank You

    Ramblings October 12, 2012 08:41 7 comments

    Sometimes I sit in my LEGO lair and look at all the stuff I have in there and I realise that a LOT of it has been given to me by kind-hearted souls and companies (which are obviously run by kind-hearted people).  I have received letters sent to me by […]

  • Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Review: The Unofficial LEGO ® Technic Builder’s Guide

    Ramblings October 7, 2012 14:41 2 comments

    When I first heard this book was coming out a few months ago, I couldn’t wait for it to become available on Amazon.  Fate would have it be that last week I was contacted by No Starch Press to ask if I was interested in reviewing this book.  It took all of […]

  • Want to support this site?

    Want to support this site?

    Ramblings October 4, 2012 19:01 9 comments

    Do you like what I do on this site? Are you an avid user of my Driver Suite? Is your ROBOTC license about to expire? Do you have more money than sense? If any, or all of the above, apply to you then here’s your chance to gain some righteous […]

  • HCC Robotica: Open Day

    HCC Robotica: Open Day

    Ramblings, Uncategorized October 2, 2012 10:36 no comments

    If you’re in the Netherlands and you want to see loads of cool robots and talk to their creators then come to the HCC Robotica Open Day event in Hooglanderveen this coming Saturday, 6 October.  I’m going to be taking some of my robots with me.  So if you want […]