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Lego Manty: The Shy MantisRobot-App Page

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  • LEGO - Mindstorms NXT 2.0
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Robot App™ Description

Manty is a shy animal robot that walks around happily until it sees something. When it does, it lowers its head and turns away to start walking (cheerfully) in a new direction.

Developer: Laurens Valk

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this app. This app does not feature any of LEGO's copyrighted or trademarked material, and is in accordance with their fair use guidelines.

Installation Instructions

Delivered as:

Click on the download button. Download step-by-step instructions using the link below. Manty can be built with just the pieces in the NXT 2.0 kit.


Robot App Requirements


LEGO Mindstorms software

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit #8547.
Other requirements:

Try blocking the mantis' way

Usage Instructions

Look at the pictures, you'll see a Touch Sensor mounted at the bottom of Manty. This sensors enables Manty to synchronize its legs. Think of it this way - imagine your two legs were positioned parallel to another. If one moves forwards, the other one would have to do so, too. That would make it impossible to walk.

This is exactly the same for manty. Therefore, the legs on both sides of Manty (they're identical) should be half a step apart. The video illustrates why this is necessary, and how the synchronization is accomplished.

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