De Mindstorms set is een van de leukere experimenteerdozen.

Intelligent brick with 32-bit microprocessor; more memory and flash. Three interactive servo motors features built-in rotation sensors that aligns speed for precise control and new sound patterns and tones. 577 specially selected LEGO TECHNIC elements for sturdy and durable building and improved functionality and movement. Icon-based drag-and-drop program building environment

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Robotics Invention System 2.0 (3804):
De basis set bevat de programmeerbare brick, de  communicatie toren (USB), de software, enkele sensors (licht en tast), lego bouw elementen, etc.

MINDSTORMS Vision Command (9731):
A (Logitech) webcam in a Lego coat which can be connected to the USB port of the computer and can also be used in combination with RCX.

MINDSTORMS Exploration Mars (9736):
A bit of a disappointment this kit. When trying to build the lander I discoverd I needed building elements from the mindstorms kit, which I used for something else at that time, forcing me to quit. No additional sensors are included.

MINDSTORMS Ultimate Accessory Set (3801):
Some additional building blocks a remote control, a lamp for the mindstorms and the rotation sensor.


MINDSTORMS Ultimate Builders Set (3800):
Combine the Ultimate Builders Set with the Invention System to discover the secrets of the real master Builders from LEGOŽ who will guide you through challenging building projects. The set includes an extra gear motor, pneumatics and new must-have elements. 

MINDSTORMS Dark Side Developer Kit (9754):
Build actual moving models of many different types of Star Wars vehicles and Droids. There are 3 manuals with models to build. The biggest is the AT-AT, It walks! The set has a motor and a light sensor that makes your models move (micro scout).

MINDSTORMS Droid Developer Kit (9748):
Create classic droids from the Star Wars: Episode I movie. Build and program R2-D2 and L-3GO droids. Includes the Micro Scout with a built in light sensor, motor and seven built-in programs. Each droid can be built separately using the same pieces. CD-ROM software specific to the Droid Developer kit is also included as well as a "Constructopedia".

The LEGO Mindstorms RCX:
De RCX is een LEGO microcomputer die gebruikt wordt om robots of machines die zelfstandig kunnen bewegen en denken te ontwerpen, bouwen en programmeren. 
De RCX kan geprogrammeerd worden om te reageren op zijn omgeving door gerbuik te maken van verschillende input (sensors) en output (motoren en lampen) signalen.
De RCX heeft 3 input poorten, 3 output poorten, 4 controle knoppen, een LCD display en een infrarood zender/ontvanger. Zijn voeding wordt geleverd door 6 AA batterijen. De 3 input poorten kunnen verbonden worden met tast, licht, temperatuur en rotatie sensoren. De 3 output poorten kunnen verbonden worden met LEGO output devices zoals motoren en lampen. De 4 controle knoppen worden gebruikt om de RCX aan of uit te zetten, een programma te selecteren, de RCX operatie te bekijken en om een geselecteerd programma te starten.

The > LEGO Temperature sensor reads from -20 degrees Celsius to +50 degrees Celsius. It is recognized by the RCX and is calibrated to read actual temperature.
I had to buy this sensor seperately. As far as I know Lego does not sell them anymore.

De LEGO Licht sensor leest licht van 0.6 Lux tot 760 Lux. Deze wordt herkend door de RCX en is in de firmware gekalibreerd op een 0-100 schaal.

The > LEGO Rotation sensor reads 16 positions per rotation. Resolution is 500 RPM Max. It is recognized by the RCX and is calibrated in the firmware to read in either angle/degrees or 16th's of a rotation.

The > LEGO Touch sensor is a 9-Volt digital sensor recognized by the RCX. It is calibrated in the firmware as a "true or false" switch.

LEGO 9 Volt Gear Motor:
The LEGO Gear Motor is special because of the internal gearing of the motor. Instead of requiring much external gearing, it is contains it inside the motor. This allows for applications demanding high torque with lower speed and little loss to friction. The Gear Motor is about 80% efficient. It is able to be powered from the LEGO Solar Cell, the LEGO 9V Battery box and the various LEGO Micro Computers.

Specifications (As a Motor) 
  • 350 RPM @ 9 Volts free running (no load on motor) 
  • 5 mA free running (no load on motor)
  • 350 mA Blocking current 
  • 1 Volt will start motor turning free running (no load on motor)

Specifications (As a Generator) 

  • Max RPM ~350 
  • 9 Volt output @ 350 RPM 
  • ~350 mA @ 350 RPM

Lego Micro Scout:
The Micro Scout The Micro Scout is a LEGO Microcomputer  that acts as the brain of your robot and is part of the Dark Side Developers Kit. Build familiar Imperial vehicles like the AT-AT walker, or create your own menacing robots. Use the built-in Light Sensor, motor and sound to bring your robots to life. The Micro Scout has a built-in light sensor and a built in motor. You can select from 7 built-in programs. Sound effects are also built in.

Lego Mindstorms RCX 2.0 en Visual Basic
Lego - pneumatiek
Datalogging projecten

Roverbot - Line Follower

Bron: Constructopedia


Bron: Constructopedia


Vision Command


Dark Side Developer Kit



Droid Developer Kit

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Lego Speed Computer (5206)
Lego Studios Steven Spielberg MovieMaker Set (1349)
Lego Inventor (4093)


Lego Star Wars - Jango Fett (8011)

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Lego International Space Station (7467)


Lego Technic Motor (8735)


Lego Inventor Motion Madness (4090)

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Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms by Benjamin Erwin

Paperback - 336 pages Bk&Cd-Rom edition (April 9, 2001); Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201708957 


Extreme Mindstorms: an Advanced Guide to Lego Mindstorms by Dave Baum (Editor), Michael Gasperi, Ralph Hempel, Luis Villa, David Baum

Paperback - 347 pages 1st edition (October 2000); APress; ISBN: 1893115844 



Lego Mindstorms

Lego Mindstorms Interfacing
by Don Wilcher

Paperback - 350 pages ; McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; Book and CD-ROM edition (August 21, 2002); ISBN: 0071402055

LEGO Mindstorms Mechatronics : Using Systems and Controls to Build Sophisticed Robots
by Don Wilcher

Paperback - 348 pages ; McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; Book and CD-ROM edition (September 26, 2003); ISBN: 0071417451

  Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs
by Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel

Paperback - Paperback: 656 pages; Syngress;  (December 15, 2001) ; ISBN: 1928994679

Robot Builder's Bonanza
by Gordon McComb

Paperback; 720 pages; McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 2nd edition (September 21, 2000); ISBN: 0071362967


  Jin Sato's LEGO MINDSTORMS: The Master's Technique

Paperback: 434 pages Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (April, 2002) ISBN: 1886411565


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