- Location in B01, left hand (looking to the bar). tables and chairs for sonething like 12 people
- deutsch-sprachig: LEGO-Area-de
Like the other years of C3 the Lego-Duplo-Train is coming again to the congress with all their colored little stones and figures for little and big visitors. Around the clock you can deal with approved technical things from different kind.
Some Lego-robots will be around in the corner and take sure that fun and suspense are saved and there will be the guarantee that you will learn something by that.
lego sumo deathmatch
people can join up in teams (or alone) to take part in the lego sumo deathmatch. the goal is to
- push the other bot(s) from the table
- and stay on the table
just like sumo. well allmost.
new teams welcome - just ask at our place and form a team. and yes, it is possible even if did not start on the first day.
some videos available on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/xtrq
build a lego robot for the deathmatch
- one RCX
- up to three motors
- as many other lego as you like (i.e. there is)
- maximum weight: not more than the book "building robots with the lego mindstorms" (the big one laying on one of our tables)
and program it to:
- stay inside the arena, that is: on the table
- push the other bot(s) of the table
the table's edges will be marked with black tape (light sensors and all).
program it any way you like
- brickos (http://brickos.sourceforge.net/): the alternative operating system for the Lego Mindstorms RCX (formerly known as legos) which allows you to use gcc, java, ...
- NQC (http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nqc/): Not Quite C is a simple language with a C-like syntax to program the RCX.
- Bricx Command Center (BricxCC, http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/): IDE using NQC, C, C++, Pascal, Forth, and Java to program the RCX (also RCX2, Scout, Cybermaster, Spybot, NXT). Windows only.
- BrickTool (see http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/utilities.html): windoze command line tool to download firmware, programs, ...
- LeJos (http://lejos.sourceforge.net/): Java for the RCX
- of course the original windoze software from LEGO itself: use a simple (but powerful enough) graphical interface to program your bot.
- RoboLab (http://www.lego.com/eng/education/mindstorms/home.asp?pagename=robolab): there used to be another official way (I canmot find it anymore...) - the better graphical interface is based on [LabVIEW]
If the old pages were still online (or someone told me how to find them) you could also check our LegoProgramming page for some short tips on installing and programing your bot
On 27C3 , some two guys built a brickOS Quickdev-Kit for jumpstarting into the world of controlling the Mindstorms RCX v1/v2 using standard C. Download here - for info contact reph (rephlex_at_rephlex.de) or lucky (lucky_at_foxserver.org) There is some fine documentation included in the archive.
there is also the duplo - lots of big bricks and with railways too.
last nite we got a carpet for the duplo :)
we're also combining mindstorms (well lego technic) with duplo...
RCX, not NXT
We don't have any NXT bricks - just lots of RCX.
Even if the NXT offers some more features than the old RCX, some of us don't consider the NXT to be lego in a stricter sense: it has no pimples ;)
(don't know if pimple is the correct english word for the german Noppen)
More fun with lego
- Serious Lego (http://jpbrown.i8.com/) collects some cool lego robotic stuff
we here for a long time ;)