We love LEGO and we love Android, and it seems there’s plenty of love between the two companies as well. LEGO has just launched MINDroid for Android, a remote control app allowing users to operate their Mindstorm NXT robots from their smartphone.
“The MINDdroid app is a remote-control application that allows you to create a wireless connection directly with your NXT, and once a connection is established, you can tilt and turn your phone to make the robot move forward, turn to the sides, and by pressing an action button on the phone’s screen, activate the Action motor. If you have a Shooterbot or other robot using two motors for motion and have a spare motor for actions, you are in for a lot of fun!”
We’ve seen Android devices used to remotely control Mindstorms kits before, but not via an official app. The LEGO MINDroid app is a free download for Android 2.1 devices or higher, and is available in the Android Market now.