3D Robotics

New GPS sensor for Lego Mindstorms

I got my start with drones by using Lego's Mindstorms robotics platform to fly a plane, creating a Lego UAV (which now hangs in the Lego Museum at the Lego HQ in Billund, Denmark). Back in those days, the only way to connect a GPS was to use a unit with Bluetooth and connect it wirelessly to Mindstorms, which was always a bit of a hassle.

Now there's a new module that allows you to connect a GPS sensor like any other Mindstorms sensor, via a cable. Created by Dexter Industries, it can be programmed in NXT-G, RobotC (my favorite) and Lejos. It costs $105. I've had a beta for a while, and it's a very nicely made bit of gear. I may not put Lego back in the air again, but this is going to be great for ground rovers.

Here's a video of a Mindstorms rover navigating with the GPS module and a compass sensor:

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  • That...is....AWSOME Chris
    lego rocks always
  • @Chris -- This is the first I've read about your Lego UAV being the in Lego museum. That's pretty cool. Congratulations.
  • Sory, I just noticed that after my comment was posted.
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    Duane, all your questions are answered in the post. You just have to read it.
  • Any idea on the price these will go for and when they will be available?
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