Monday, March 20, 2006

HiTechnic Bridge's "Hello World"

Quite a while ago, I wrote about the HiTechnic Bridge, which is is essentially an onboard "IR Tower" that you can connect directly to the NXT Brick. The purpose of this device is to enable direct communications between the old RCX brick, and the new NXT brick. Over the weekend, Steve Barker from HiTechnic released some images of the Bridge.


HiTechnic Bridge


As you can see, HiTechnic placed Lego Technic compliant holes at the bottom of the sensor, in a way that resembles other sensors. The device is connected to the NXT Brick using a normal sensor cable. It communicates with the RCX via the IR light.

By the way, in case you were wondering, you cannot command a TV, radio or other device by simulating the remote control using the HiTechnic Bridge. The device is specially designed to communicate with the RCX.

5 Comments:

At April 10, 2006 4:51 AM , Blogger legoman said...

That's cool that the nxt can talk to the old mindstorms computer since I have 3 sets of my own but can the new nxt talk to a another nxt?

 
At April 10, 2006 10:11 AM , Anonymous Filip said...

Legoman,

Yes, the NXT can talk to another NXT using its built-in wireless Bluetooth connection. It should be able to talk to 7 or 8 other NXT bricks simultaneously.

Filip.

 
At May 17, 2006 11:32 PM , Anonymous Drew said...

Can the NXT with Bridge RECIEVE from the IR of the RIS? or is it SEND only?

 
At May 18, 2006 2:12 PM , Anonymous Filip said...

Hi Drew,

It can both send and receive from the RIS, so it is true two way communication.

Filip.

 
At May 19, 2007 5:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it works like this?

NXT-> RCX

And also is it possible to purchase yet?

 

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