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[MINDSTORMS] LEGO Mindstorms and Fischertechnik
fotoopa posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingConnection Lego and Fischertechnik. By combining both systems we can enjoy their advantages. The data and command exchange occurs on 2 levels. There is a serial duplex connection via the hubE and the DE0-Nano_Soc board. On the other hand, the data lines of the other hubs are also read by the board. The latter can thereby process data in real time and without interaction of the running software. This data can mainly be used by the TXT Controller to display the results on the PC screen. Motor speed, position, sensor color information, distance information and pressure can all be read out. From the Lego side there is no need to write a program. The DE0 board simply listens in real time. The DE0 board responds very quickly ( only a few usec). The connection is via 115200 baud but can be much faster if needed. I now need to work out some protocols to build a large application. Lego-Fischertechnik by Frans, on Flickr With the DE0 board, I have up to 120 inputs available. I can now use those to send to the lego hub and process them there. Commands can also be sent from the lego hub to the DE0 board and so on to the FT Controller. The possibilities are immense. I hope to present a larger project a little later. On the Fischertechnik side, I have a lot of outputs. Now I can already connect 16 motors, 16 servos, various digital outputs, etc. Frans