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Wanting to start building with Lego Mindstorms 
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Post Wanting to start building with Lego Mindstorms
Hi guys
I'm new here to the forum and looking for a project to keep me occupied for a while

I am considering getting a Mindstorms kit to be able to start building and programing a robot.
What package should I buy first to get me started?

Thanks


Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:14 am
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Post Re: Wanting to start building with Lego Mindstorms
There are two sets you can buy, the 2.0 retail version and the education version. Most books and building examples you can find on the Net are based on the retail version. Laurens Valk wrote an article about the differences here: [LINK].
Unless you're a school, I would always recommend you get the 2.0 retail version.

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Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:26 am
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Post Re: Wanting to start building with Lego Mindstorms
Thanks Xander
I am 46 years old so the retail versions is the one I need.
At the moment just finishing setting up my Raspberry Pi so need something else to tinker with.


Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:40 am
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Post Re: Wanting to start building with Lego Mindstorms
dbase wrote:
Thanks Xander
I am 46 years old so the retail versions is the one I need.
At the moment just finishing setting up my Raspberry Pi so need something else to tinker with.


Just saw your post. If you already have a Pi, there are lots of NXT/Pi projects to keep you going, like this one:
http://www.flypig.co.uk/?page=list&list ... &list=blog


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