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Lego Mindstorms NXT: A Hack

TR takes a look inside the company’s Mindstorms Robotic Invention System, a simple but versatile robotics platform for hobbyists and educators.

We’ve hacked a robot called “Mouse,” which was created by one of Lego’s developers using the Mindstorms NXT robotics kit.

Click here for our hack, then move the cursor over a letter (A through E) to see details about that part of the robot.

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