Around 22 years after its first kit and seven years after its last, LEGO once again bets on the world of robotics. It has introduced a new LEGO MINDSTORMS kit, which is the first MINDSTORMS kit they have produced in seven years.
The new MINDSTORMS kit is called the “Robot Inventor” 5-in-1 set that unleashes a new world of fun, creative coding possibilities and provides the ultimate playful learning experience for young inventors and creators.
This newly launched LEGO kit will allow you to build your own robot, with which you can then perform different tasks. For example, you would have a robot capable of picking up objects, another with the option of throwing them, and they could also move from one point to another, avoiding the different obstacles that could be found on their way.
With the 949 pieces in Robot Inventor, you can create five different robots, each with their own personalities. Regardless of these five variants, according to instructions, creative people can also let off steam with their own robot creations.
To achieve all this, the new LEGO robotics kit integrates up to six input and output ports to connect different sensors and motors. These components, in turn, takes advantage of the use of a six-axis gyroscope, a speaker and even a small matrix of LED lights (5 × 5) with which you could emit signals or warnings depending on how it is programmed to give life to the different robots you can imagine.
All these components are connected and controlled through an intelligent HUB with Bluetooth connectivity that, in turn, would allow remote management from a wide variety of devices, both iOS, and Android, or computers with Windows or macOS. Finally, regarding the programming language and as it happens with other similar kits, both Scratch and Python would be used. And the possibility of connecting third-party components through an integrated six-pin adapter will give endless possibilities to the most advanced users in robotics.
LEGO will release the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 set this Autumn, and it will cost $359.99.