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WifiBlock for Lego Mindstorms NXT
Including €0.01 for ecotax
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.
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
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
Configuration Block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
Communication block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
Query Block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
Destination Block (updated 27 Mar 2012)
RobotC driver Suite for WifiBlock
NXC Library for WifiBLock (updated 27 mar 2012)
Library for interfacing with an Arduino compatible board (updated 27 mar 2012)
User manual (updated 04 apr 2012)
I2C registers specifications (updated 25 Mar 2013)
Tutorial 1 - Time Server
Tutorial 2 - Remote Control
A 100% Generation Robots product
Generation 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 :-)