Wireless control pack for Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 for contests
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Using the wireless control pack for Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 for contests
This wreless control pack for Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 for contests contains a PlayStation 2 controller interface for Lego Mindstroms NXT/EV3 for referee and a wireless Playstation 2 joystick with its 2.4GHz tranceiver.
Mount the controller interface on your Lego Mindstroms NXT/EV3 robot, plus the tranceiver on it, turn your PlayStation 2 joystick on, the contest can start... as soon as the referee allows it, for all robots at the same time, with an infrared remote control.
The signals that the referee can send to the Mindstorms NXT/EV3 robots are the following:
- Start (key: 53): enables the reception of the PSP controller signals
- Stop (key: 54): disables the reception of the PSP controller signals. The LED on the interface gets red.
- Fast forward (key: 52)
- Fast backward (key: 50)
A NXT-G box allows to get the signals from the infrared remote control of the referee in your NXT-G program. You can download it here:
Documentation for the wireless control pack for Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 for contests
To help you organize a robotics challenge with Lego Mindstorms NXT robots using the PlayStation 2 controller interface for referee, Mindsensors offers a complete documentation, as well as a short documentation containing usage advices and even a NXT-G program template that retrieves the values from the infrared remote control of the referee as well as the values from the PlayStation 2 controller and transform them into motor orders. The competition only have to modify this final part to make their robots smarter!