use-revolution Digest, Vol 5, Issue 123
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Fri Feb 13 08:32:49 CST 2004
that's totally cool... I had a Fisher Technik that did the same kind of
when I was a kid... No brick, or tv control then... But I had it hooked up
my scalextrix (a track car racing thing) to raise bridges, count laps, and
do the photo-finish (via light control - no photo)...
The macBrick is mac only?
http://www.fischertechnik.de seem to still kick ass... I'll have some
reading to do ;)
On 13/02/2004 03:11:49 PM use-revolution-bounces wrote:
>Actually you can. I have been playing with environmental controls via
>X10 and MacBrick and Rev.
>The MacBrick can monitor the environment via light, touch, temperature,
>sound, pressure, movement etc. and feed that to Rev, then Rev can
>control an X10 device like a light switch (on the other side of the
>house) or a camera or a servo motor ie. to start a watering system for
>Also, X10 by it self has a few limited environment devices that can be
>triggered via movement, light etc. to then control itself.
>The addition of lego mindstorm would make building little gadgets
>easier and more fun.
>X, you being into racing should like this:
>Last year I mounted a wireless X10 camera to a remote controlled truck.
>Then from the comfort of my room watching the road in front of the
>truck through the TV I can race the truck around the yard from a first
>person view. With out even having a line of sight on the truck.
>Of course, people ask me why I do this and the only response I have is
>"Because it can be done and isn't it cool !!!!"
>On Feb 13, 2004, at 1:38 AM, MisterX wrote:
>> Can you teach it to water plants? ;)
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
>>> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Thomas
>>> McGrath III
>>> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 05:31
>>> To: How to use Revolution
>>> Subject: Re: use-revolution Digest, Vol 5, Issue 123
>>> What I want to know is Lego Mindstorms controllable via
>>> I think it is in the serial realm.......
>>> I know there is a Mac version out there last time I searched. I think
>>> it was an educational version.
>>> I would love to play with Legos from my computer and Rev and X10.
>>> Then I could have Rev react to environmental conditions and then
>>> control my little bots to do cool stuff......
>>>>> If you never have done so, play with some Lego Mindstorms. You'll
>>>>> probably get some ideas.
>>>>> There is a Lego robotics lab at the new Explora in Albuquerque, NM.
>>>>> 4 year old son learned to program a bot in < 45 minutes! It's all
>>>>> procedural, iconic and point-n-click!
>>> Thomas J. McGrath III
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>>> Pittsburgh, PA 15234
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