BrickPi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent

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Kickstarter campaigns are a dime a dozen these days (which is why you should read our Crowdfunding Spotlight column so you can make sense of them all). But few of them feature such a beautiful marriage between two of geek culture's favorite things: Lego and the Raspberry Pi.

The BrickPi system consists of two parts. First is the BrickPi board itself, which connects, controls, and powers your Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms paraphernalia.The other half of the BrickPi is, of course, the casing. After all, you can't have a robot without something to secure the disparate bits to, right?

The people behind BrickPi went onto Kickstarter looking for $1889, but have since collected almost $50,000. Needless to say—especially with 27 days left to go—it's pretty safe to assume that the BrickPi will materialize in our world at some point.

If you want a BrickPi of your own, you're going to have to hand over at least $40 to the creators. Then again, you'll be getting an item that will help you build robots out of your Lego Mindstorms components. Winners can't be choosers?

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