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Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer

by Lambert Varias
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The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs, so it came up with the mCookie.

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Like littleBits, mCookie modules attach to each other using magnets. But each module also has plastic studs on either side that snap onto LEGO pieces. Aside from the core module, mCookie has over 30 modules that provide the rest of a computer’s basic components – Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi etc. – as well as sensors and output devices such as a speaker, a temperature sensor and a servo. Skip to 2:46 in the video below for more on mCookie.

Like the first Microduino platform, mCookie is Arduino-compatible. Here’s a simple project made with the mCookie and a few LEGO parts:

Head to Microduino’s online store to pre-order an mCookie kit, which starts at $78 (USD).

[via Forbes]

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