The RCX is not dead !
Look at this 7 minutes long video of an impressive car factory build in Germay.
knusel111 (a 31 year old teacher) built together with several 14 to 17 year old schoolkids of the robotik group of the VHG, a German grammar school in lower Bavaria a working car factory. It took them about 1 year to build. The machine weighs around 25 KG and holds 10 RCX units and 50 motors. The 2000 parts will have an estimated cost of 3000 Euros.
He says: "I'm sorry the factory doesn't exist any more. We had to destroy it , because we needed the bricks for our new project. I have to admit I was astonished by the great interest. If I had known that, I would have made better and more videos. Also Youtube has a 100MB limit, I'm sorry for the low quality. The original version has 1,6GB ".
Gerrit and I built something similar back in 2003, but unfortunately didn't have a video camera at the time to capture our achievement on tape. Here are some photos that we took, however.
Brickshelf the factory
Brickshelf the total line-up
This is realy Fantastic, a real show of what Mindstorms is capable of, and with the new NXT, even more.