Lego Street View Car: Part 2

LEGO Street View Car v2.0 Using the Wifi Sensor and dGPS

LEGO Street View Car v2.0 Using the Wifi Sensor and dGPS

Sequels are rarely better than the original.  But Mark Crosbie has done a fantastic job making the first LEGO Street View Car into an even better LEGO Street View Car.  This is NOT the sequel that bombed.

Some may remember that a few months ago, Mark assembled a technological monument in taking the Google Streetview Car, and shrinking it down and remaking it in LEGO.

New and improved, this project still uses the dGPS for navigation and documentation.  LSVC 1 used the NXTBee to communicate.  But there’s a new twist on the communications side . . .

The original Street View Car.  A little big in our estimation.

The original Street View Car. A little big in our estimation.

This time, the car is wifi ready.  Mark writes:

The car uses the Dexter Industries dGPS sensor to record the current GPS coordinates.

The KML file that records the path taken by the car is transmitted using the Dexter Industries Wifi sensor once the car is within wireless network range.

Google Earth Lego Style

The phone also uses an iPhone to take pictures.  Everything can then be seen in Google Earth.

A picture of what it looks like in Google Earth is featured to the right.

See the complete post, along with some fantastic pictures on Mark’s Website here.

You can also see his video below.

http://youtu.be/QQR3IlfyTIg

And a final note, if you want to see the car in person, it will be at the Robot Olympiad in Abu Dhabi next week onwards at the LEGO stand.  More information about the event can be found at http://www.wroboto.org

This is a fantastic project that Mark has done an incredible job with.  Be sure to drop by his website or leave him a note below.

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