Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Arduino or Lego Robots NXT?

Arduino or Lego Robots NXT? One particular type of toy that has dramatically shaped the lives of many was the Lego building brick. These colorful puzzle pieces can be used to create some impressive little replicas or even something completely original straight out of the mind of a child. From a carpenter's wood shop in Denmark, the original Lego brick was made out of wood, and they could not be directly attached to each other. However, with the reinvention of these classic toys in the mid-twentieth century, the plastic building bricks allow for some imaginative creations by allowing quicker assembly. Many experts say playing with Lego can actually make your child more intelligent, and sure it doesn't seem so surprising. However, many children of today's generations are spoiled by the relatively new digital era. These technology-wielding kids are hypnotized by video games, computer games, and of course the television. The other (inanimate) toys have been packed up for storage or are sold on the internet. Lego came up with the brilliant plan to marry the unparalleled entertainment of video games and computers with the original style building bricks our children of generation X and generation Y had been so familiar with. Lego Minstorms NXT Robots was thus born, and this ingenious new product undeniably exceeded expectations by many.

Lego Mindstorms

Lego had really upped the ante with their Mindstorms NXT Robots robotics toys for teens and pre-teens when they released this all-encompassing critical thinking platform. Lego seems to have adapted their marketing strategy originally aimed at young children who restlessly required arranging blocks into a myriad of different projects. NXT Robots are thus a welcoming change. Lego Mindstorms NXT Robots revolutionized the toy industry as it was now geared towards entertaining kids as well as serving eager engineering and technical minds in terms of education. Schools all over the world have incorporated the Lego Mindstorms NXT Robots platforms into educating students on mechanical engineering, computer science, and control systems with sensory feedback. Children who are mechanically inclined can now freely express themselves and advance their imaginative creativity, and engineering students around the globe have a fun and simple way to delve into entry-level robotics systems.

Want to find out more about robotics engineering? Visit Engineering The Future.

Those who are read for more advanced robotics development tools, read earlier blogs to learn more about the Arduino.