Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PUSH N900 - MOD in the USA Finalists

Nokia's PUSH N900 MOD in the USA competition has just announced their 3 teams of finalists who will get the opportunity to bring their creation to life.

Niko the Robot – Niko the Robot pairs the Nokia N900 with Lego NXT building kit to create a robot that utilizes the Nokia N900 as its ‘brain.’ It will understand commands sent via Twitter to a specific handle, send feedback about the area around it as well as post pictures from the Nokia N900’s camera.

Pit Crew – This mod sets up the Nokia N900 to be the brains behind a slot car in order to compete against human competitors. Using Python code and algorithms, the Pit Crew thinks they can have a Nokia N900-controlled car beat a man-controlled car. Do you?

BrettSarahTops– This set up utilizes several different features of the Nokia N900. From the GPS to the camera, the BrettSarahTops team think they can turn the Nokia N900 into a car-like dashboard. Showing a speedometer, odometer, geocaching your route and even providing a car horn – this app might have it all!

Niko was my idea! So look for updated on the progress of Niko at http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/.

Each team will need to start building quality because the CTIA in Las Vegas is just a month away. Good luck to the teams and congratulations!

Source: http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/2010/02/and-the-mod-in-the-usa-finalists-are/

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