By Daniel Siemer
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This application requires the following, a computer with a network connection, and bluetooth to run the server to forward commands to the NXT. It also requires a Lego NXT to be useful.
Direct Bluetooth connection is not currently possible, even in OS 3.0 due to Apple restrictions that all hardware that applications talk with be new and be approved through them. If Apple opens the access necessary to talk with existing devices, such as the NXT, I will gladly add this feature.
iNXT Remote is a controller for your Lego NXT Robots. It can control motors, poll and log sensor values, upload, download and delete files from the NXT, and run them.
It has both direct motor control, as well as a vehicle control system that uses touch, or motion control to control differential drive robots.
It enables you to log in remotely via the internet to control your robot, or read data from its sensors.
It has a built in web server for adding and downloading files stored on the phone via a web browser.
iNXT Remote 2.0 supports the NXT 2.0 in all functions it supported on the original kit, and adds support for the Lego Color Sensor.
Mac OSX Server (Requires OSX 10.5+, USB or Bluetooth)
Windows server (third party, no guarantees, should work on Windows XP+ with bluetooth)
Lego is a registered trademark of the Lego Group, which iNXT and its creator are in no way affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by.
What's New in Version 2.0
Completely rewritten library and data model, much easier to work with for improvements down the road.
UI work! Improved UI, and added support for iOS 4.0, while maintaining support for 3.1.3 for those with older devices (iOS 2.x support was dropped).
Logging system improvements, if its polling the sensor, and you are logging, it is logging that sensor. Change sensor type or start or stop polling sensors mid logging session.
File system performance improvements! File list loading from NXT *MUCH* faster than old version. File Transfer is much more clear as to what is happening, if a file transfer fails due to an error from the NXT, you will be told. Live updating, clear progress indicator for the transfer on the file list, no more tiny hard to read progress bar.
File upload and download on iOS 4.0 and iPad (iPad native UI not yet available) via iTunes as well as built in file server.
USB Support on OSX! A new version of the server is available which enables support for talking to the NXT via USB. This makes file upload and download *much* faster, and improves overall response time.
This app actually works if you know how to use it. Because of apple regulations, you cannot connect your device directly to the nxt. The mac bluetooth forwarding app works very easily with this app. The windows one is a little more complicated, but there is a google site that explains how to use it. Overall, it works and it's fun to wirelessly control the nxt!
I LOVE THIS APP!!!! I built a forklift out of mindstorms then hooked it all up to my computer and iPad. It works really well. It sooooo much fun too. I would pay $10 for this app. I highly re amend this app. Only thing is it would be better if there was a direct connection between the iPad and mindstorms. All in all great app
This app works great on my iPhone 4s. Was easy to set up and works great. I am running the bridge program on my iMac with Lion. A great way to use your iPhone as a remote for your creations! Make sure you go to the website to download the program and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!