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5 January 2006 9:39 pm


LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT While I love my job at National Instruments, I don't usually post about my work projects here because I figure that most my friends and family really aren't interested in the development of an IEEE 1588-compliant PCI product no matter how cool I may think it is. However, my current project is quite a bit different. After working on this project for quite some time, I can finally talk about it since the LEGO group announced the LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ NXT at CES yesterday. LEGO and NI are collaborating on this product. I'm the technical lead for the small team at NI that is developing the driver software which handles the communication from Mac OS X and Windows to the NXT via USB and Bluetooth. Being an avid LEGO fan for as long as I can remember, the opportunity to play a small role in the development of this product is amazing. Wired has probably the best coverage of the product announcement. Stay tuned to the MINDSTORMS site and the newly launched blog for more information.

Posted by geoff at 21:39 in /ni