Update 09-2006: Thanks
to Daniele work, improved versions of several parts.
12-2006: A few new parts, and several improved, thanks to Kevin
Update 02-2007: Marc Klein modelled the NXT
set wheel and its tire.
Update 03-2007: Added Mindsensors
generic small form factor sensor. Added missing hi-res primitives.
Update 01-2008: I did a complete overhaul of all NXT parts and
submitted them to LDraw Parts Tracker.
Update 02-2008: Color
sensor, RFID sensor and RFID tag added.
Thanks to the work of several parts authors
(Kevin Clague, Steve Bliss, Matthias Paul Scholz, Daniele Benedettelli,
Marc Klein and myself) who were in Mindstorms Developer Program,
mockups of NXT parts were modelled in LDraw. At the end of 2007
I made a complete overhaul of these parts to get the level of
quality required by LDraw Parts Tracker.
With the authorization of these authors, I have
gathered here these parts. The archive contains all new parts
appearing in 8527 NXT kit.
This update is provided only as a convenience solution for people
longing to model their NXT creations. Parts number, origin,
orientation might change when these parts become official, so
use this at your own risk! Check often LDraw
Parts Tracker for improved versions. You will also find
there several parts not specific to 8527 NXT kit but that have
not yet been delivered in an official release.
with Stone Gray colors
The NXT parts use several gray colors that are
relatively new. Older LDraw software programs either need some
configuration or do not support them at all. Here is a few tips
old color name
These colors are defined in ldconfig.ldr
(more details here).
Make sure that the latest version of this file is present in
your LDraw folder. Hopefully all LDraw programs should use this
file as color definition, unfortunately many older programs
MLCad needs some
configuration to use Stone Gray colors. To do so, load this
file in MLCad, select a brick and click on the "M"
button of the color bar. Press the "Save as default colors"
and you will be able to use Stone Gray colors. MLCad will save
these colors in the header of all files you create after that.
LDView: LDView will display
Stone Gray colors as soon as ldconfig.ldr
file is present in your LDraw folder.
LDGlite: Place this
file in the folder containing LDGlite program.
L3P (and also L3PAO
and LPub that use it): L3P
doesn't accept directly the Stone Gray colors. The only way
is to convert your file to use 24 bit color codes (or to directly
use custom 24 bit colors when you create your model, but that's
tedious at best). This conversion can be automated thanks to
Jim Devona's PreL3P utility.
I have created 3 versions of the NXT parts kit
for your convenience, choose the one that best fits your needs.
In addition if for some reason you need the old mockup parts
they are still available here (try not to mix up these old part
with the newer ones as there are a few dimension and position
Old Gray Colors version
All Stone colors were changed to their older equivalent
(7, 8 and 503). You may use this version if you don't want
to mess up with any configuration, or if you use programs
that don't work with 24 bit colors. The price to pay is
that colors obtained are not exact (especially the old Dark
Gray has a distinct yellowish shade).
- Unzip NXTkit-xxxx.zip in your LDraw folder.
- Launch MLCad
- Do a File/Scan parts and accept when prompted for file
All NXT specific parts should now be available. To change
version if needed, just repeat this procedure.
of parts in this update:
Electric Mindstorms NXT with
Rechargeable Battery (Shortcut)
NXT RJ12 Cable End
Electric Mindstorms NXT Cable
Electric Mindstorms NXT Cable 35cm
Electric Mindstorms NXT Cable 50cm
Mindstorms NXT Light Sensor (Complete)
Mindstorms NXT Motor (Complete)
NXT Sound Sensor (Complete)
NXT Touch Sensor (Complete)
NXT Touch Sensor (Complete, Button Pressed)
Electric Mindstorms NXT Ultrasonic Sensor (Complete)
Electric Mindstorms NXT Converter Cable Center Box
Electric Mindsensors NXT Sensor
HiTechnic Color sensor
HiTechnic IR Seeker sensor
HiTechnic Gyro sensor
Codatex RFID sensor
Codatex RFID tag
Technic Beam 5 Bent 90
(3:3) with 4 Pins
Technic Bionicle Weapon Pincer
Tyre 56 x 26 Balloon
x 22 without Pinholes, with External Ribs