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Inexpensive Solar Power Comes to Lego Mindstorms NXT [Solar]

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    Inexpensive Solar Power Comes to Lego Mindstorms NXT [Solar]
    (Via Gizmodo)


    For $90 Dexter Industries will sell you a solar panel that provides enough juice to power an NXT control brick and one servo. Surely, Lego Mindstorms Mars missions aren't far behind.

    The 9V/250mA panel seems to sync up with your Mindstorms kit easily enough, and if you want expand beyond that the company also offers a bunch of NXT-compatible capacitor packs, battery packs and a connector that lets builders daisy chain up to three panels on a single build.

    NASA's gone commercial these days, so get cracking. [Dexter Industries via MAKE]
  2. AboveTopSecret

    AboveTopSecret Scout

    Oct 24, 2010
    Amazing thing! When will the Lego Spaceship launcher become available?? :)

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