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Offline UnderacheiverTopic starter

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Beginer starting with Mindstorm NXT?
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:38:18 PM »
Hey. I'm a beginer to the whole robotics seen. I've always been fascinated by them but never got around to start. My question is, considering I'm a beginer, should I start with NXT or something else? I'm open to anything. :)

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Re: Beginer starting with Mindstorm NXT?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 11:55:24 PM »
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Re: Beginer starting with Mindstorm NXT?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 02:13:38 PM »
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Re: Beginer starting with Mindstorm NXT?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 04:19:39 AM »
I love Lego Mindstorms NXT (and a little less Bioloid from Robotis)

It's pretty easy to start, building somewhat simple but interesting robot in about the first half hour. But if you want to learn more there is a lot to learn:

Some great Mindstorms creations:
http://www.philohome.com/mindstorms.htm
http://www.philohome.com/nxt.htm


About electronics:
http://www.tau.ac.il/~stoledo/lego/
http://www.extremenxt.com/lego.htm#sensors

Mechanics:
http://www.br-eng.info/gallery/v/lego/moc/aircraft/Helicopter/
http://www.robotthoughts.com/lego/2006/12/lego-mindstorms-nxt-holonomic-drive-killough-platform-rev-2/#more-197
http://www.malgil.com/esl/lego/pneumatics.html

Programming:
http://lejos-osek.sourceforge.net (GNU C/C++, real time)
http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXTSoftware.html (mostly free language and tools for NXT programming )

« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 04:22:33 AM by siempre.aprendiendo »

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Re: Beginer starting with Mindstorm NXT?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 11:55:34 AM »
im getting an NXT kit for xmas(i hope), and i like how lego has open-sourced everything to the point where you can completely rewrite the code in it. quite a nice processor also, by the looks of it. it seems like a good prototyping platform.

 


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