Ada for Lego Mindstorms NXT

In an announcement I’m sure took most by surprise, AdaCore brings us Ada for Lego Mindstorms NXT.

This is pretty good news, as Ada is a perfect match for Lego Mindstorms NXT. Here’s a list of some of what is included in GNAT GPL for Lego Mindstorms:

  • GNAT GPL edition targeting the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Platform
  • Bindings to nxtOSEK, an open, real-time operating system providing facilities for real-time and concurrent systems
  • Bindings to access MINDSTORMS hardware (processor, sensors and motors), including Bluetooth
  • Getting Started material, examples of applications which can be used as teaching material
  • Availability for the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotic building system (coming soon)

Be sure to check out the video, where Piotr Piwko tells us a little bit about the whole thing.

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