Nov 10, 2007

Lemon: comparing LEGO(R) models and checking against the NXT kit


Remember the beta release of a Model Differ application I posted about some days ago?
Finally, the first productional of it is available now, called Lemon 1.0.

It features
  • comparing LEGO(R) models laid down in LDRAW (.ldr) or LEGO Digital Designer (.lxf) format
  • comparing such models against the NXT Retail Kit
  • listing parts contained in each model only
  • listing parts commonly contained in both models
  • easy one-click installation and running using Java Web Start (the only thing you need is a Java 5 (or above) runtime on your computer - might already come pre-installed on your operating system)
  • supported on all platforms Java 5 is available for (in particular Windows XP, Mac OSX, Linux)
If you ever needed to know if your (or other people's) model can be built with a single NXT Retail Kit and which parts you need in addition, or if you ever were curious in which parts two models differ, this Java-based application might prove useful for you.

5 comments:

Hunter Chiou said...

Great work!
Thank you for your Lemon!
I only have NXT edu version.
Could you add the function of comparing with NXT edu.
I think it's very useful for those who only has NXT Edu version.
Thanks!

Hunter Chiou

Thebuilder94 said...
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Thebuilder94 said...

why did you decide to call it Lemon?

Matthias Paul Scholz said...

builder94,

Just was looking for a handy name.
"Lemon" could be an abbreviation for "LEGO Model Nibbler".

After all, I'm certainly not the best inventor of names on earth... ;-)

Matthias Paul Scholz said...

Hunter Chiou,

the ability to check against the educational kit is on my feature list for the next release already. :-)

Thanks for the proposal,
Matthias

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