Mira’s birthday robot

I was rudely woken up this morning by an over-excitable young girl who has just this day started her 11th year of life. Jumping up and down on bed at 7am when I’m trying to recover from finishing a telecon with colleagues in the UK at 2am… grump!

And now that Operation ‘Get Grumpy Dad out of Bed’ is ‘Mission Accomplished’, what should we do?

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Time for presents!

And what did we get?

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A robot!?

And the robot itself is really cool! Introducing the Lego Mindstorms NXT :

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This is the first one that Mira put together. Loaded the software onto the computer and made a simple program which sent the robot in a perfect square pattern. We’re going to have fun with this… more posts to follow on this I predict.