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LEGO Mindstorms NXT

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Total Reviews
24
3.9
Overall Satisfaction
3.7
Value
3.7
Ease of Use
3.7
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I have been a fan since Lego Mindstorms 2.0. This toy is an excellent way to teach cognitive development, building skills, computer programming, basic engineering, and problem solving. As a programmer for nearly 20 years I can say that this tool is perhaps the best method to teach programmers how to be better at what they do. Since the physical nature of this toy allows the programmer to get instant feedback on their "solution" it easily demonstrates design and programming flaws. This instant feedback is an excellent tool for improving professional programming skills. My son, who started programming Mindstorms at age 5, has progressed very well as a robotics engineer and has already improved his math and science grades. Very few toys could have such a broad and intense benefit.

-Brett L. Scott quote

An outstanding toy for children and adults

by Brett L. Scott on 12/12/2006

I have been a fan since Lego Mindstorms 2.0. This toy is an excellent way to teach cognitive development, building skills, computer programming, basic engineering, and problem solving. As a programmer for nearly 20 years I can say that this tool is perhaps the best method to teach programmers how to be better at what they do. Since the physical nature of this toy allows the programmer to get instant feedback on their "solution" it easily demonstrates design and programming flaws. This instant feedback is an excellent tool for improving professional programming skills. My son, who started programming Mindstorms at age 5, has progressed very well as a robotics engineer and has already improved his math and science grades. Very few toys could have such a broad and intense benefit.

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Very Cool

on 9/25/2007

Easy to start, very advanced programming offers almost limitless applications.

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Product Overview

Mindstorms NXT combines the power of the LEGO building system, an intelligent brick and easy-to-use drag-and-drop programming software to create advanced robots. Create and build the smartest, most advanced LEGO robot yet, in as few as 30 minutes. The new NXT Intelligent Brick, your robot''s "brain," features a powerful 32-bit microprocessor and more memory, plus support for USB 2.

Specifications

Manufacturer LEGO Systems
Mfg Part# lg8527
SKU 202885552
UPC 673419090131
UPC 14 00673419090131
Age Range 10-15 years
Battery Info This product requires the following batteries: 4 AA
Warning SAFETY WARNING
Physical
Dimensions 15''x15''x5''
Weight 4.65
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