Lego Voice Controller
(LVC) will be in the heart of a set, representing the stages of
a space program. Device will be contolled by smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth technology. It will have one power input port and adjustable 2 x 4 output ports. The space set will include:
1.Training Camp – In
this section minifigures astronauts will be exposed at high
gravitational forces. The rotating speed of the centrifuge will be voice
controlled. The LVC will recognize the different G setting, like “Start”, from “G1”
up to “G10” and “Stop”.
– Here the space modules are designed and tested by the kids. All created modules can be attached to
a special crane. It will simulate several harsh conditions. Vibrations during the
lift off will be tested with unbalanced weight and a motor (M). Hard landings can be
re-created with short, repeating drops. All these will be driven by the same
motor but with different gear parts attachments, selected by clutch.
The LVC will be able to recognize the different stress test commands, like “Start/Stop
vibration test” and “Start/Stop drop test”.
3.Launch Pad and Mission
Control – Kids who play with the set will have checklists. Procedures will be performing
with lights and sounds. For example, one of the kids says, “Pressurize the
cabin”, LVC recognize it and makes gas noise. Other kid confirms by saying,
“Checked” and LVC is waiting for the next command from the pre-installed list. Other
commands can be “Activate navigation” which lights cabin
instruments or “Fuel check” which makes some sound effect. When all
is checked, after saying “Initiate start” the kids starts with the countdown-
coolest moment for me. “10, 9,... 3, 2, 1 and liftoff…”. During
this final stage, main thrusters lights in bright fast pulsing colors; support arms detach, sounds are performed; vibration motor from the Engineering Department (2)
shakes the launch pad and the rocket.
I hope you like the idea. Thank you for your time.