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Mindstorms Robot Inventor now available

Do you want to build a robot?

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Update

It looks like Kmart has this for just $449. That’s a way better price! Thanks to Matt for the info.

The latest Mindstorms robotic kit 51515 Robot Inventor is now available to purchase from LEGO Online.

The product is not cheap at $549.99 but that does get you a lot of different sensors and motors.

Get yours here for $549.99. [affiliate link]

Have you got some awesome robotics projects lined up? Let me know what cool stuff you’ve got planned with this kit.

LEGO Announces New Mindstorms Robotics Kit

LEGO Mindstorms is a hugely popular platform that teaches countless kids around the globe about robotics. Now for the first time in 7 years LEGO is introducing a new product to the Mindstorms range…

Introducing 51515 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor

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This 5-in-1 set comes with 949 pieces including a range of Powered Up elements – the key to bringing the creations to life. The cornerstone of this new product is the Intelligent Hub.  The new Intelligent Hub is an advanced yet simple-to-use device featuring 6 input/output ports for connecting a variety of sensors and motors. The Hub can also be used with LEGO Technic and System elements to create fun robots, dynamic devices and other interactive models.

The hub features:

  • LED 5×5 matrix
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6 axis gyro/accelerometer
  • Micro USB port for connectivity with compatible devices
  • Speaker
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery included

The other Powered Up elements included are:

  • Colour sensor – able to distinguish between eight colors and measures reflected and ambient light from darkness to bright sunlight
  • Distance sensor – detects obstacles, programmable LED ‘eyes’ and an integrated 6-pin adaptor for third-party sensors, boards and DIY hardware.
  • 4 x medium-angular motors feature low-profile design, integrated rotation sensor with absolute positioning

As mentioned this is a 5-in-1 set which means you get instructions for creating 5 different models: