How To Build Your Own Robotic T-REX

In November 2020, I introduced Planet Codebot’s first unique Lego Mindstorms creation: Rex. Standing at 24 cm tall and 48 cm long, Rex is a towering robotic Tyrannosaurus. Comprised of around 450 pieces, Rex is built exclusively using parts from the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit. The design features motorised legs, jaws and tail, allContinue reading “How To Build Your Own Robotic T-REX”

Build & Code Your Own Robo Pet – Gelo

If you are familiar with the viral hit videos from Boston Dynamics, then you know that robot dogs are quite possibly the most amazing (and most terrifying) things ever created. These mechanical quadrupeds cant help but set the imagination alight with brilliant ideas of what the future holds. Many toy companies have attempted to createContinue reading “Build & Code Your Own Robo Pet – Gelo”

Tutorial: Build & Code a Super Sporty Robot – Tricky

Planet CodeBot explores how to build & code the robot Tricky from the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit.

Custom Build – How to Build Rex

In November, Planet CodeBot introduced it’s first Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit custom build, ‘Rex’ the robot dinosaur. We have had a huge amount of positive feedback about Rex and have really enjoyed talking with fellow Lego fans about the build. Up until now, Rex remained a one off model. We started building the modelContinue reading “Custom Build – How to Build Rex”

Custom Build – Rex the Robotic Dinosaur

The Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit has some incredible models to make right out of the box. However, the true joy of Lego surely has to be found in making your own creations. Lego has been inspiring children (and adults) to build whatever they can dream of for nearly 90 years. Inspired by the LegoContinue reading “Custom Build – Rex the Robotic Dinosaur”

Build & Code: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit – MVP Turret

Welcome to another Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit resource. In this article, we will explore the MVP turret extension, looking at how the model works and the code behind it. If you would like to see step by step coding instructions and commentary, please click the YouTube video link at the bottom of the pageContinue reading “Build & Code: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit – MVP Turret”

Resource: How to Add Remote Control to MVP

The Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit is a fabulous way to introduce both robotics & coding into lessons. By combining the world famous bricks and technic pieces with a brand new, incredibly easy to use app, Lego have made it easier than ever to create, code and play in minutes. In this premier resource onContinue reading “Resource: How to Add Remote Control to MVP”

Preview: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Designer Interview

Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor is the newest entry in the Lego Education Robotics portfolio. The design team for the Robot Inventor kit have shared their own video of the 5 robots that can be made. Have a sneak peak at the new designs and how they can be used. You can read Planet CodeBot’s reviewContinue reading “Preview: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor Designer Interview”

Review: LEGO’s newest Mindstorms kit hits new robo heights.

Released in 2013, Lego Mindstorms EV3 marked a major leap in robotics for children. Building on the work from the excellent Lego NXT series, EV3 gave children and adults the freedom to create pretty much whatever their heart’s desired. Now, 7 years later, Lego is hoping that their newest entry into the Mindstorms series willContinue reading “Review: LEGO’s newest Mindstorms kit hits new robo heights.”

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