Now Your Lego Creations Can Tweet For You

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Have you made something awesome with Lego Mindstorms NXT? A sweet walking robot, perhaps? Wouldn't it be cool if you could control it from work? Or to have it Tweet when something happens? Well, the future is now!


You can now get a Wi-Fi sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT which means you can control your creation without wires on any end. Dexter Industries, who created the Wi-Fi kit, has already released instructions for how you can get your robot to tweet the temperature, and how you can make it ping a website. Why would you need a robot to ping a website? You wouldn't! Ever! It's pretty much the most boring use for a robot I've ever heard, but that's not the pont.

The point is it's now out there for super smart, creative developers to use. Who's going to make a home surveillance bot? Who's going to create and automatic cat petter that will stream the sound of Fifi's purring back to them at the office? I'm putting the call out there, you geniuses. Do something awesome with this, send me a link to the video, and I'll post the best of 'em. Internet fame and glory is yours to be had. The Wi-Fi sensor will run you $100. [Dexter Industries via Ubergizmo]

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I'm guessing that image is computer generated because LEGO bricks don't come in some of those dimensions. A big giveaway is the hollow underside of the yellow piece. What? I, uh, use to play with LEGO.