iPhone 3.0 Wants: Peripheral Access + Lego Mindstorm = Robot Awesome

Dieter briefly interrupted his CTIA coverage to text us pretty much the headline you see above. What combination of Las Vegas and mobile phone pressers zapped iPhone controlled robot dreams into his cerebral cortex we don't -- and don't want to -- know, but the idea itself... Awesome indeed.

With the new iPhone 3.0 SDK, Apple has opened the door to peripheral access via both the 30-pin dock port and Bluetooth with zero-config. The above video is an ingenious work-around for direct control, but with the new functionality promised this summer?

He. Wants. And we do to.

Lego, start your integration program!

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Rene Ritchie

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iPhone 3.0 Wants: Peripheral Access + Lego Mindstorm = Robot Awesome


Problem is, existing bluetooth devices wont work with iPhone/iPod touch, because of their Made for iPod program. You need to implement some proprietary protocols :(

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