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New Lego robot has bricks for bones, an iPhone for a brain

Lego announced the new Mindstorms EV3 kit, which will allow iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users to utilize their devices as a remote control for the brick robots.  

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This photo shows “Reptar,” a robotic snake that is one of 17 possible creations available in the new, $350 Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform that will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless connections.

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Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.

Lego announced Monday that a new, $350 Mindstorms EV3 kit will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless connections. That means Lego builders can use the devices as remote controls for their robots, or create simple programs that are then sent to the robots to control their actions.

 

Lego said the kit will go on sale in the second half of the year. It was announced as the International CES gadget show begins in Las Vegas this week.

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