The Lego Mindstorms team has announced the launch of a new Android application. The new MINDdroid application for Android (2.1 or higher) phones will allow users to get instant access and control to their NXT robot, and give the ability to control by the flick of a wrist! Elaborates the team, “If you are the owner of a Lego Mindstorms NXT set and have an Android smartphone and you want to have some quick and fun action with your robots, then you are going to get some fun and easy play for free!”
The MINDdroid app is a remote-control application that allows users to create a wireless connection directly with their NXT, and once a connection is established, they can tilt and turn their phone to make the robot move forward, turn to the sides, and by pressing an action button on the phone’s screen, activate the Action motor. If one have a Shooterbot or other robot using two motors for motion and have a spare motor for actions, “you are in for a lot of fun…” claims the owner.
To download the MINDdroid application to your Android phone, you can visit the App Market through Android phone.
The Lego Mindstorms team expects to see more apps coming for the various smart devices in the future!