Thursday, January 19

RCX and the NXT input error !!

sprocket2cog

INTERFACING THE TWO BRICKS, CAN IT REALLY BE THAT EASY...
With all the talk on the forums and blog site`s I thought it was time to write a short primer on some of the ways that the rcx annd tne nxt could be interfaced without modifing either one, (im sure that come`s later ..)
Anyway heres just a few of the ideas that I came up with just from the infomation in the media releases.
First thing is the fact the NXT has a microphone, wel the rcx has audio out via its little speaker, but with a little bit of soundproofing around them , the audio could be useful for sending sensor data from a temprature probe for example. to the NXT via the rcx audio as diffrent tones to relay the values. Handy ...
The other way I came up with with was to add some color LED`s to the outputs of the lego mindstorm RCX and flash them to the color light sensor on the NXT. easy way for it to talk as well.
Some of the other ideas i have involve mechanical hacks and modds and some others are designed to modify the rcx to talk to the nxt (but not bluetooth, ill leave that for a programmer :P)
The interest in the lego sets is increasing and there is debate and rambles going on at the forums at www.lego.com
see more lego posts earlier on in the archives as well for more on the nxt.

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