NXTChuck: Wii Adapter for Lego Mindstorms NXT
NXTChuck, the Wii Adapter for Lego Mindstorms NXT
The NXTChuck is an adapter that connects the Lego Mindstorms NXT intelligent bricks and the Nintendo Wii® Nunchuk joystick.
Once connected, the Wii joystick can be used as well as the buttons and the movement sensor to control the Lego Mindstorms NXT robot.
Using this new adapter you'll discover a new way to interact with your robotics contraptions.
Setup of the NXTChuck adapter for Lego Mindstorms NXT
Installing the NXTChuck adapter is simple and fast. The steps are as follows:
- Connect the NXTChuck adapter to your Nintendo Wii® Nunchuk (beware of the orientation).
- Put the NXTChuck to your Lego Mindstorms NXT intelligent brick using the mounting hole of the adapter.
- Connect the NXTChuck to your Lego Mindstorms NXT intelligent brick using one of the sensor ports.
The following image shows the correct orientation to connect the NXTChuck to the Nintendo Wii® Nunchuk. Warning: an incorrect connection can lead to a permanent damage of the NXTChuck.
More technical details on the NXTChuck are available on the product file at http://dexterindustries.com/manual/nxtchuck/.
Programming the NXTChuck
The NXTChuck is programmable using NXT-G, Labview, NXC and RobotC.
Programming the NXTChuck using NXT-G
Download the NXT-G blocks and some NXT-G code examples provided by Dexter Industries.
Programming the NXTChuck using NXC
Click on the following link to download NXC code examples for the NXTChuck.
Programming the NXTChuck using RobotC
Click on the following link to download RobotC code examples for the NXTChuck.