Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Caleb Kraft   1/13/2014 4:25:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Brian! You'd think a plug- n -play lego r/c car would be a hot seller. Maybe they'll bring that idea back at some point.

Brian Zweerink
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Brian Zweerink   1/13/2014 4:19:10 PM
NO RATINGS
LEGO did breifly offer a radio controlled system, but it is long discontinued, and is not discussed much.  I have always thought a solid radio controlled system would sell like hotcakes,  but my assumption has always been that it would compete with the Mindstorm systems, and while it would be very fun, it wouldn't promote education in the way Mindstorms does.  Mostly I just had fun building this one.  I've ordered some bigger Power Function motors to make a faster car, and I'll post a video of the results when the new motors come in later this week.  Thanks for the link!

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Sanjib.A   1/13/2014 12:41:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Okay...that is EV3! I see that now...thanks!

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Caleb Kraft   1/13/2014 10:53:22 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the clarification!

Paul Glaubitz
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Paul Glaubitz   1/13/2014 10:52:19 AM
NO RATINGS
PowerFunctions are separate from the NXT and EV3 (NXT's next gen). NXT has had Bluetooth for years. Communication between NXT's, PCs and Android devices exist. IOS devices don't play well in this mode. Last fall LEGO released the EV3 which runs Linux can support adding a WiFi dongle in addition to Bluetooth. I believe iOS devices work better with this version.

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: Bringing new technologies to Toys
Caleb Kraft   1/13/2014 9:22:41 AM
NO RATINGS
That does seem like an obvious oversight doesn't it? Maybe they'll be adding that with the next round of NXT systems.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
Bringing new technologies to Toys
Sanjib.A   1/12/2014 2:03:14 PM
NO RATINGS

I did not know that LEGO did not have wireless remote for its toys so far. I guess that LEGO should also have brought WiFi connectivity to its toys and some interesting apps for the kids to control the toys from the smart phones. Now a days the kids love smart phones/tabs to play with more than playing with toys. Smart phone app controlling the toys through WiFi would have been interesting for the elders as well. This could very well be implemented for the railway toy sets!!! I would love to have one than!! :)



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Most Recent Comments
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.