Many people only build the 5 assemblies that come in the instructions of the officer kit and that we have been seeing in the blog and it remains blocked without knowing what else to do.
But the fun is to innovate and use the pieces, especially the mobiles to create your own assemblies. So I’m going to let you how to get ideas of what you can do with your LEGO Boost at various levels, from assemblies for children, to integrations with other hardware for the more technical.
To give the LEGO Boost even more boost, I leave you a series of tips.
Lego Boost and Scratch
Scratch Extensions are available for LEGO Boost, LEGO Minsdtorm EV3, and LEGO WeDo 2.0. Adding options, specific new blocks to interact with the LEGO sensors.
This supposes us a extra in the functionality of our robots, since children will be able to apply all the benefits of this simple language in their creations.
There are websites that create new assemblies with the parts of the Boost Kit. One of them is bricodelab that presents
- Vernie junior
- Egg decorator
- Tilt sensor
- some interesting tutorial
As I discover new sites, I will update the article. If you know of any, please leave a comment.
Another option yet to be discovered. I see that there are different books with new assemblies for the LEGO Boost, with quite a few new constructions. It seems like a good option that I want to review before making any recommendations.
If you have problems with the Bluetooth connection, I leave you a trick to force it.
Hardware programming and integration
This section is advanced. They are no longer options for children. But yes for adults who like it programming, hardware and hacking devices to obtain the best results and exploit all its capabilities.
So we can see uses, of the Bluetooth of pos Powered Up as the Move hub, libraries for Python, Arudino, ESP32, Nodejs. Uses in IoT, AI, integrations with ARduino, with Raspberry, Alexa, etc.
- Python library to interact with Move Hub / Powered Up Hubs. It is a Python library for writing programs using the Move Hub’s Bluetooth.
- LEGOINO. It is an Arduino library, implemented for the ESP32 and that allows controlling the different LEGO Powered UP devices such as the Boost Move Hub.
- Lego Boost Browser Application. It allows you to control the Lego Boost from the navigation without having to install anything, any application.
- MoveHub Async. Implements the use of asynchronous methods for the Move Hub
- LEGO Boost in Browser. another project to control the Boost from the browser.
- LEGO Boost AI and manual control. Simple AI for Lego Boost.
- lego bluetooth experiments. A collection of projects to interact with the Powered Up.
- IOT AI LEGO Boost Faustina. Robot created with artificial intelligence that controls the Boost. This is a project in Portuguese.
- LEGO Boost Robot. Control The LEGO Boost with Alexa and raspberry Pi Zero, oh, and an Amazon AWS account.
- LEGO Boost with NVIDIA Jetson Nano. . Using Bluetooth, the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB will be able to control the LEGO Movehub or the LEGO Powered Up hub.
- Node.js Interface. It is an interface for the Move Hub in Node.js
If you know more, do not hesitate to let us know.