I'm thinking about buying LEGO Mindstorms and start programming robots. I'm a software engineer and LEGO fan since I was a child so this sounds like the perfect combination of my dearest hobbies.
But some questions come into my mind that I simply can't find out on the LEGO website:
- Is is possible to programmatically check the battery charge status?
- How is the NXT 2.0 block, where the power for all those motors and sensors come from, charged
- Is there a possibility to build some kind of charging station where my robot can drive in to get recharged?
The point of this is, I would love to have a robot that's driving around doing stuff, and when the batteries are almost empty (let's say < 10%). it would drive to the recharging station on its own — and when it's full again (> 95%), get out of the station again and continue doing other stuff.