Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




November 2014

BrickPi - Raspberry Lego

by Alexandre Denault, on Toys, Linux, Lego, Robots

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to receive a Lego NXT Mindstorm kit as a gift from my wife. With it, one can build a robot using technical legos, motors and sensors. A special programmable brick is used to control the behavior of the robot. As a programmer, I was scepticale about Lego's icon-based programming language. Something like Linux and Python would be much more flexible, but flashing…