WifiBlock for Lego Mindstorms NXT

Discover the most advanced module for NXT to date and connect your robotics creations to the Internet using Wifi. Your robot becomes a smart object and opens new capabilities

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    WifiBlock for Lego Mindstorms NXT robot

    It is the first 100% Lego Mindstorms NXT compatible Wifi device.

    Your favorite robot enters in a new dimension and becomes part of the Internet of things!

    Drive your creations from a computer or from your smartphone. A few meters away or from across the world, this will become a reality with the WifiBlock.

    WifiBlock device for Lego Mindstorms NXT

    How does the WifiBlock NXT robot work?

    Connected to one of the four sensors ports of your NXT brick, the WifiBlock receives orders from your robot and relays them over an IP network using its wireless connection. The WifiBlock exchanges data with any device connected to your local network (computer, smartphone, and tablet) or with servers on Internet. Remote control, robot sensors data logging, smart home prototype or even your own NXT based wireless weather station, it’s an exciting new world of applications opening up. Your NXtT robot can send messages over Twitter, warn you when it detects an obstacle of when one of his sensors (touch sensor, RFID,…) is triggered.

    Exciting robotics projects for everyone!

    • Remote control from your Android or IOS smartphone
    • Wireless weather station and data logging
    • Access control by RFID tag
    • Mapping and SLAM
    • Autonomous navigation and exploration
    • Swarm robotics

    Features embedded on the WifiBlock

    • HTTP GET requests
    • HTTP POST requests
    • Bidirectional communication over TCP port
    • Bidirectional communication over UDP port
    • Dataflash data logging (16Mo)
    • Real time clock with synchronization over Internet

    Technical specification of the WifiBlock

    The technical specifications of the WifiBlock for Lego Mindstorms NXT are the following:

    • RF module IEEE std. 802.11 compliant “Wifi Certified”
    • Unique MAC address
    • Bandwidth: 1Mbps
    • Integrated Antenna
    • 16Mb Data flash memory
    • Range: up to 400m
    • Integrated AES security circuitry
    • OPEN, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSA support
    • Autonomous power supply with 3AA batteries
    • Lego compatible fixation holes

    Programming the WifiBlock

     

    Lego NXT-G programming for Mindstorms and NXT

    The WifiBlock can be programmed from NXT-G in its education of consumer versions. It is also possible to program the WifiBlock using RobotC, NXT, Lejos or even an Arduino compatible board.

    The robot – WifiBlock communication uses an I2C protocol bus making it compatible with many development boards and various microcontrollers.

    Join the community and develop your own software for the WifiBlock !

    Downloads for the Wifiblock

    NXT-G, graphical programming language for the Lego Mindstorms NXTBlocs NXT-G:
    Configuration Block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
    Communication block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
    Query Block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
    RobotC is a C programming language for Lego Mindstorms NXTRobotC driver:
    RobotC driver Suite for WifiBlock
    NXC is a C programming language for Lego Mindstorms NXTNXC Library:
    NXC Library for WifiBLock (updated 27 mar 2012)
    Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT using Java with LejosLejos library:
    [available soon]
    LabviewLabview VIs:
    [available soon]
    ArduinoArduino Library:
    Library for interfacing with an Arduino compatible board (updated 27 mar 2012)
    WifiBlock documentationDocumentation:
    User manual (updated 04 apr 2012)
    I2C registers specifications (updated 25 Mar 2013)
    WifiBlock tutorialTutorials:
    Tutorial 1 - Time Server
    Tutorial 2 - Remote Control
    WifiBlock links from HumaroboticsLinks and resources:
    HumaRobotics

     

     

     

    A 100% Generation Robots product

    HumaRobotics, experts in service and social roboticsGeneration Robots strives to provide to its users community the best products to satisfy their curiosity and their passion.

    The WifiBlock is a product that has been 100% developed by HumaRobotics, the Research and development department of Generation Robots. We made a NAO robot that plays Connect 4, we now bring Wifi connectivity to your favorite robots.

    We commit to make even better tomorrow and to bring you more innovative stuff... Stay tuned :-)


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