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mytie
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

IT would be cool if you could control Lego mindstorms with scratch.

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technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

Well, there's the Enchanting mod based on Scratch 1.4, or you could use Snap! (http://snap.berkeley.edu), and my Snap-NXT extension (Github link).

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mytie
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

Thanks i like snap.

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The most overused block.
learnegy
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

@technoboy10: Snap-NXT looks great! I used Enchanting before, but didn't like having to flash the NXT with Lejos. Does your Snap-NXT extension require any updates to the brick or does it work out of the box as long as the script is running? Also, are there NXT control blocks in SNAP or are they added by your extension? Thanks.

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technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

@learnegy Thanks! Snap-NXT will only work with stock NXTs. The Snap-NXT.xml file holds the blocks that you can import into Snap!.

There is a nice YouTube video that showcases Snap-NXT here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Bf5ve198Q

Last edited by technoboy10 (May 29, 2013 19:29:27)


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RISKonline
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

Lego What?
technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

RISKonline wrote:

Lego What?
The Lego Mindstorms system is a robotics kit by Lego. Just Google ‘Lego Mindstorms’ .

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learnegy
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

@technoboy10: Wow! Now I have to find a Wii remote! Does the remote communicate with the brick via Bluetooth?

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“Some like to build and some like to play. You can do both with Scratch every single day.”
technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

learnegy wrote:

@technoboy10: Wow! Now I have to find a Wii remote! Does the remote communicate with the brick via Bluetooth?
Nope, I used my WiiSnap extension for Snap!. You can find all of my Snap! extensions here: http://github.com/technoboy10.

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llamaguy
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

I was going to suggest that!

Try my new first person game engine beta! (ignore this if you're on the thread for that project lol)
mytie
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

Snap isn't much for sharing though…

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technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

mytie wrote:

Snap isn't much for sharing though…
Not quite yet, but we're working on it.

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Techie1111
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

mytie wrote:

IT would be cool if you could control Lego mindstorms with scratch.
you can, mytie, right at this website = http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Enchanting_%28Scratch_Modification%29
just download the Enchanting link.

Last edited by Techie1111 (July 12, 2013 15:12:33)

LeScratcher
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

technoboy10 wrote:

Well, there's the Enchanting mod based on Scratch 1.4, or you could use Snap! (http://snap.berkeley.edu), and my Snap-NXT extension (Github link).

It seems like Berkeley's really building off of Scratch! (BYOB, Snap)



LiquidMetal
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

LeScratcher wrote:

It seems like Berkeley's really building off of Scratch! (BYOB, Snap)

That's very true.
gatzke
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch


I just found out about Enchanting, but now I need to also look at Snap+NXT. Very exciting!

I have tried teaching middle school kids some RobotC but it is a nightmare with syntax. Scratch really is close enough visually (with nesting/variables/etc) that I think using this will be much much better but they still learn some transferable skills. However, I have to work out the hardware side… The Enchanting interface seems quite dated IMHO.

Also, I sat down and developed a simple simulation for a Lego NXT shooterbot in Scratch. This was intended to let kids try out logic in software before moving to the hardware. Sensors (touch, light, sonar) seem to work. You can move and shoot. Obstacles and targets are included.

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12656294/

Also, you may want to check out Waterbear inspired by scratch. It lets you see the javascript, but the overall project is not as polished as Scratch.
http://waterbearlang.com/

Check out Super Tank in Phosphorus++ to run Scratch programs
KASwedo
New to Scratch
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

Do wedo motors/sensors wrok/connect in h/w with NXT? Do lego technic power connect with wedo?

Does wedo work in Snap?

Thanks. I appreciate your help.
rubik22
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

to person-thepen is the projects good ?
technoboy10
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

KASwedo wrote:

Do wedo motors/sensors wrok/connect in h/w with NXT? Do lego technic power connect with wedo?

Does wedo work in Snap?

Thanks. I appreciate your help.
As far as I know, wedo motors do not work with the NXT. If there's a python library for the WeDo, you could use the blockext extension framework to create an extension for it.

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Thepuzzlegame
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Lego Mindstorms controled by scratch

I have a Lego minestorm, it's cool. But I'm not sure how you'd connect it to scratch, perhaps you could use an experimental extension?

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