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Rich

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New technology in Toys. Jeremy, take note:
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:41:46 AM »

My grandson showed me the guitar he built with this Legos kit. He built the kit and then programmed code from his tablet to make sound come from it. Here's the kit:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/boost/products/creative-toolbox-17101

I'm wondering if this type of development will creep into top spinning?

In particular I'm interested in butterfingers seeing these new applications in regards to his fantastic spin innovations, and of course all of the other innovators as well.
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Rich

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Re: New technology in Toys. Butterfingers, take note:
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 02:36:23 PM »

Sorry--error there--I meant to point that Legos piece to Jeremy.
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Rich

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The Legos piece was for Jeremy and his fantastic spin creations.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »

Sorry about that. Thank you Larry. Old age creepin' in....

https://www.lego.com/en-us/boost/products/creative-toolbox-17101

Will this affect top spinning or Jeremy's creations?

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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: New technology in Toys. Jeremy, take note:
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »

I think of Boost and its more powerful predecessor Mindstorms as tools for developing DIY mechatronics. In that view, the gizmos built from set instructions serve as cool entry-level examples.

Never tried Boost, but things I've made with Mindstorms include a working optical tachometer with digital read-out and a variable-speed strobe. Both could be applied to patterned tops.

Do you have a top-related application in mind? One that just occurred to me: Some kind of battle or target-shooting game with sensor-based  automated scoring -- kinda like bowling or pinball.
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Rich

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Re: New technology in Toys. Jeremy, take note:
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 01:14:44 PM »

Much thanks for the Mindstorm mention Jeremy.

In mentioning it to my Grandson, his Mom told me that she uses it in her Computer class with her grammar school students.

I'm a bit outside the pale, just being amazed at what's popping up on the tech scene--code writing?--sheesh. I love picking up little bits of what's new and sharing what I'm finding. I showed my grandson your spin creations some time back and he loved them.

Are you posting any of the creations from the Mindstorm applications?--hope so.

Keep on keepin' on....

Rich.
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