Thursday, March 09, 2006

Lego MindStorms Goes Open Source

While my application for the MindStorms early access programme was, alas, not accepted (over 9,000 applied, 100 were selected...), there is still good news about Lego's next big interesting thing.

Apparently, the operating system of the NXT bricks will be available under an open-source license. Moreover, the technical specification will be completely available. The effect of this is that developers won't have to dig for details in order to develop programming language support for the NXT, or new sensors for the robots.

I really appreciate this openness. Go, Lego!

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