Self parking lego mindstorms


[Korvost]
er, [Hybrid] sent along this video of a lego mindstorm self parking car. I don’t think I’d want it parking next to my ride considering how much damage it did to the blocks. Man, I need to upgrade my legos. Sadly, this video just re-iterates one of the my problems with Youtube videos. Video posters tend to fail to provide links with more information about their projects/hacks. Via [techblog]
Update: [ralphn] found the car. It uses an ultrasonic sensor to find a space big enough to park in – when it does, it automatically parks.

Don’t forget, Prizes and glory await the winner of the Design Challenge. Just 12 days left to get em in.

Just a quick bonus hack: The giant altoids tin battery pack w/voltmeter. [Via Make]

Comments

  1. Korvost says:

    I sent this in?
    I don´t remember that.

  2. Will O'Brien says:

    Doh, you’re right Korvost. My mistake is now immortalized, with the correction. Thanks.

  3. bpienig says:

    Found a PDF from someone who did this similar project using light sensors.

    Looks like a UC Davis COSMOS project.

    http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/2003/cluster%205/Jackie%20Hu/Jackie%20Hu.pdf

  4. ralphn says:

    This appears to be the vehicle in question:

    http://mindstorms.lego.com/NXTLOG/ProjectDisplay.aspx?id=78a6351a-08d3-4912-b9ba-2192a9b33c5d

    You’re welcome =)

  5. TheBlunderbuss says:

    Upscale that about 20 times and he can put it in his car! hehee

  6. Mike says:

    A self parking Lego car? Jebus Kristy…I’m old enough to remember when Hack-a-Day actually contained information on, ya know, HACKING. The site where I learned how to crack into my Verizon cell phone and unlock features, steal WiFi and run XBox games from my HD now has a feature on a f*cking Lego car that rams into blocks whiel attempting to park. Amazing. Based on the last few weeks features they should rename this site Highschool-Electirical-Engineering-Projects.com

  7. Johnny says:

    Where were these cool Lego toys when I was 10?! =(

  8. sakis says:

    HI!! THIS PROJECT IS MOST ENJOYABLE! COULD YOU SEND ME THE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO DO IT? (NOT THE PROGRAM)

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