O'Reilly Network: Lego MindStorms: An IntroductionJan 31, 2000, 22:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Knudsen)
"The Lego MindStorms Robotics Invention System was clearly the coolest toy of 1999. A surprise bestseller, this set from Lego has captured the imaginations and wallets of people of all ages. It offers the chance to breathe life into Lego creations-to make them move and think. Lego robots are a fun, surprisingly easy way to explore the fascinating and complex field of mobile robotics."
"What makes Lego robotics such a success?"
"And the fast-growing Internet is an excellent medium for robot builders to gather and share ideas. In the rest of this article, I'll talk about what MindStorms means, what the Robotics Invention System really is, how MIT is involved, the Internet connection, and how all this has changed the Lego company itself."