LEGO cars have always been popular projects in the Logo Robotics
Institutes. With the development of the Programmable Brick, a LEGO
brick with a small computer inside, these devices no longer had
to be attached to the computer with wires.
the image on the right, Kathy Pike shines a flashlight at her light-seeking
car, built using a prototype Programmable Brick that was developed
The car's behavior was inspired by the book Vehicles, by
With the 1999 Logo Robotics Institutes we began using the RCX,
which is now commercially available from LEGO as part of the LEGO
Mindstorms product line.
These bricks can communicate with each other via infrared transmitters
and receivers, much the way a television remote works. Minh Rosen
uses one Yellow Brick to control a car that is built around another
|Joanne Thomas built two creatures that communicate
with each other. She programmed them to interact with each other
in different ways.