Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Lego Mindstorms and Google

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Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Google Developers LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Hackathon

    The Google Developers LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Hackathon returns to SXSW this year with even more epic proportions. Spend the day with a team building Lego race bots controlled by Android leading up to the ultimate rumble that evening.

    - 10am LEGO® kit distribution begins
    - 10am - 8pm Hardcore hacking
    - 7:30pm 30-minute warning, race order is assigned
    - 8pm Let the rumble begin!

    The Rules
    - Each team gets 1 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit. There will be additional LEGO® pieces available.
    - Each team must build with the pieces given at the event — thus no outside parts, modifications, or LEGOs will be allowed! No exceptions!
    - You'll need to bring your own laptop for hacking, but we'll have plenty of power and WiFi.
    - You can use any programming environment you prefer.
    - Teams should bring their own Android device.
    - Teams must use an Android device and the MINDdroid control app to remote control the robots throughout the obstacle course.
    - Teams must use the MINDdroid software.
    - The goal is for teams to get their robots from start to finish of the obstacle course in the shortest amount of time.
    - No more than 30 teams can enter.
    - No more than 4 people per team.
    - Bots can not be larger than a shoebox.
    - Bots must stay within the designated course.
    - Robots must be race ready by the scheduled race time.

    At 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Rainey St