LEGO® Mindstorm is a cool robot kit designed by LEGO, but there hasn’t been a good way to connect it to the internet — until now! The BrickPi helps you use LEGO® Mindstorm sensors, motors, and parts to build a robot that can connect to the web to send or receive information, for remote control, or even be networked together. Swap out the Mindstorm NXT or EV3 Brick for the BrickPi-Raspberry Pi duo to get internet connectivity and at half the cost.
Build a Robot with LEGO Technic
The BrickPi allows you to build robots with LEGO® Technic parts, LEGO® Mindstorms sensors and motors, and the Raspberry Pi. Some highlights of the product include:
- Connect up to 4 NXT or EV3 motors.
- Connect up to 5 NXT sensors, both digital and analog.
- Powers the Raspberry Pi. Free your Raspberry Pi from the wall with the power battery pack of the BrickPi.
- Attach your LEGO® Technic bricks to the BrickPi case and make an awesome robot!
Turning Raspberry Pi into a Robot
The Raspberry Pi has enthralled the STEM education world. A tiny, credit card sized computer for $25, students, hobbyists, and nerds are snapping the Raspberry Pi up by the millions.
People are doing some amazing stuff with it: computer game clones, entertainment systems, teaching kids how to code, and feeding their pets over the internet. It has been embraced as a computer, but it has even more potential as a robot.
The BrickPi makes building a robot with your Raspberry Pi simple. The BrickPi combines the hackable computing power of the Raspberry Pi with easy-to-build, modular LEGOs.
Way forward: What’s Left to Do?
We could really use your help! We have our code and design up on Github. We could use some help improving it. Please fork and contribute!
Check out the Forums & let us know what cool things you are doing with your BrickPi!
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