Sunday, July 08, 2007

Get Inspired!

How many times have you found yourself sitting in front of a pile of Legos with not a single idea of what to build. Well, here are a few tips that can help keep the creative juices flowing and provide you with some inspiration.

Possibly the best method of inspiration I have ever heard of is the use of something called a "Morgue File." Originally it started out as a web designer's tool, but in my opinion it can also be used with Mindstorms NXT. The idea is simple, create a folder on your desktop called NXT Ideas. Whenever you are browsing the net and see an idea or robot that you think is cool, save that page or image in your NXT Ideas folder.

The idea is when your creativity "dies" you open up your morgue file and browse through all of the awesome ideas you have saved. One of these ideas is bound to inspire you and give you a great idea for your next robot.

A few creative sources include:
Youtube videos of NXT
The Official NXTLOG
Brickshelf NXT Galleries

So readers where do you get your inspiration from?
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