I had a play with an NXT at a training in Sydney on Thursday and to tell the truth I am not sold on it yet. The coolest thing was the ultrsonic sensor. The cables are bulky and it's hard to build if you're not a 'natural builder'. I did NOT like the software. I think I'll stick with the Robolab 2.9 upgrade that supports both the RCX and the NXT. Just my 5 cents worth.
Hi, Anne.I do like the US sensor... we agree there. And yes, the cables are thick, but I think if they weren't they might be more likely to fail internally (broken wire).I don't consider myself a "natural builder" - I've used both kits (RIS and NXT) and I have to say I was able to more quickly get a stable build from NXT than RIS... I disagree with you on that point. I think building with the NXT is actually easier. I like the Technic beams and connectors and I find it's nice not to have to just pile on tons of bricks to strengthen and reinforce my bots.Thanks for your comments. It'll be interesting to see how others react to the NXT when they start building.Jim
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