A short time ago in a very nearby galaxy (in 1999)...

                 Lego® added the Droid Developer Kit to 
the Mindstorms robotic range. This included the
Micro Scout brick, a simplified version of the earlier
Scout brick with a single, bi-directional motor and a light
sensor. The Micro Scout functionality includes control via the
Visible Light Link (VLL) protocol.

This project revitalises the Droid kit with a Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) remote control for the Micro Scout brick. A Feather M0 Bluefruit LE is used to receive commands from the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect app and send corresponding VLL commands to the brick using an LED. The app is available on both Android and iOS.

The code is implemented in CircuitPython.


Angled shot of rectangular microcontroller.
Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like its namesake, it is thin, light, and lets you fly! We designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller...
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Slim Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3.7v 400mAh with JST 2-PH connector and short cable
Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This...
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Top view of Adafruit Micro Lipo - USB LiIon/LiPoly charger - v1 above a 2-pin JST cable.
Oh so adorable, this is the tiniest little lipo charger, so handy you can keep it any project box! Its also easy to use. Simply plug in the gold plated contacts into any USB port and a...
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1 x White LED
Bright white 5mm LED with narrow beam. Any handy, bright LED is worth testing as a substitute.
1 x 330 ohm resistor
330 ohm resistor 1/4W 5%.

This guide was first published on Dec 13, 2018. It was last updated on Nov 27, 2023.

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