Last year, Johan Janssen started a Lego Internet of Things project. Using Scala, Akka and Raspberry Pi, he controlled a Lego train set. At Voxxed Days Athens, Johan will live demo his project and discuss how to use Akka HTTP and actors. We asked him about the technology.   What is Akka HTTP and what is […]

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Some while ago I started using a Raspberry Pi to control my Lego. It all started when we wanted to figure out if we could run standard Java on the Raspberry Pi. Instead of writing “Hello World” – we wanted to do something cooler. We decided to use Java and later Scala with Akka on […]

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Miroslav Kopecky talks about his quest to bring Java to the humble Lego brick and discover Java Concurrency API features by building a real working robot with connected sensors. Although he’s still yet to meet his ‘Terminator’ building goal, he’s learnt a lot about new Java 8 features and app performance along the way.

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By Miroslav Kopecky Img.1: Let’s turn on the LegoBrick again and make remote project based on Gradle The previous post about Lego MindStorm EV3  focused on its installation. I’ve also touched how to install JavaJDK setup Wi-Fi on LegoBrick + small sample “hello world” project. This blog post is about setting up little more advanced project. […]

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