LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2 : Awesome, affordable, but badly packaged robotic kit

This is not only a toy, its also one thing for developed-ups who like to program and enjoy )you can do outstanding things with it, but i however have to figure out how.

Will not hestiate, if you are seeking into some programmable robot enjoyment, you will not likely come across any improved for this pricepros:- superb adaptability, creativeness is the restrict normally :)- excellent excellent (as usual with lego) apart from of the cable plugs (additional on that afterwards on in drawbacks)- excellent guidelines for all four modelscons:- i uncovered that the most limiting thing in my assignments is that only 3 motors are supported and even although you can invest in additional motors, you is not going to deal with them with one nxt brick. – program tends to get hideous sluggish on the personal computer side with significant tasks (but then, there are third get together answers)- the cable plugs appear like they could split a person day (just like cellular phone cord plugs, rj45 plugs etcetera. ) – and i am fairly fearful they will do just one working day.

Nicely, i believe it is really pretty dear, and insert-ons appear quite expensive. I feel there are flaws in some of the sample applications- if that’s done the way frank hornby still left problems in meccano recommendations, all very well and fantastic, but it isn’t going to appear to be like that. Rationalization of the programming language is weak, in particular for the concentrate on audience, and parental assist may well be advisable. I come across screen integration on the programming a small weak as well. The very good factors- it is good, and you can make some seriously ‘shiny’ things (i hate cool’, and love ‘firefly’). As an adjunct to technic lego, which in by itself is excellent things, this is good, and if i think about the expense of a plc, actuators, sensors and computer software with what i’d pay back for professional things at get the job done, then this does quickly seem like a deal. Only arduino or one thing equivalent could conquer this on cost, and at a significant charge in labour. I have surrendered most of my technic lego to my son (i have stored the helicopter and floatplane, ‘cos i’m indicate), and we’ve experienced a ton of shared entertaining so far. Will not be set off, it rewards energy, and perhaps i’m being mean and it could should have five stars.Here are the specifications for the LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2:

  • A LEGO Robot that’s durable and easy to build
  • With inituitive drag-and-drop programming software
  • Sound and colour sensors to bring your robot to life
  • Programmable and compatible with Windows and Macintosh computers
  • Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included)

Mindstorms nxt 2 way too difficult?. I obtained lego mindstorms 2 for my 10 12 months aged son. It was only following the transaction experienced gone by way of that i examine some of the assessments now on amazon, so i was a small unnerved to read through quite a few of the assessments indicating that it would be also complicated for a ten yr outdated. He took to it like a duck to h2o and has wonderful pleasurable programming the robot and altering the form. If just about anything it is the dads who will struuggle. It is a wonderful merchandise offering hours of academic entertaining and despite the fact that high priced as a toy for a youngster the volume of satisfaction and know-how they attain from it justifies the price.

Best lego set and best educational toy on the current market. I experienced mine about three months back. I appreciated it pretty much it was very enjoyment to enjoy with. But following two months i realised that the colour sensor isn’t going to sense environmentally friendly color adequately. For that reason i questioned for a substitute. Due to the fact no substitution was readily available i had to get a refund. Might be i will invest in it afterwards future year. But it was exciting to engage in with. You can crafted a large amount of robot and can engage in for ever.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Expensive – but probably worth it
  • I wish they thaught us this at school!
  • A complete building and design experience!
  • LEGO 8547 Mindstorms NXT 2.0 – Belgian review
  • Good fun and learning experience
  • Awesome, affordable, but badly packaged robotic kit

I acquired for my 11 12 months previous son for christmas, i experienced seemed at formerly but place off by the superior charge, but price tag has appear down somewhat. I am really happy with the established and my son thinks it can be neat. I would advocate introduction to lego technics first as it is pretty difficult to place together. There is only 1 design to make in the provided guidelines , but you can down load about four more thorough directions from the lego web page, but to be truthful clicking on the personal computer to go to upcoming page although setting up is a bit of a ache. You will also have to have to hook up your creation to a computer to software it. The programming in lab watch is very straightforward but you can just down load the systems from lego. This is the very best way how to comprehend how software functions. You can join by using cable or by using bluetooth. If you go through the weblogs there are some bluetooth compatibility difficulties not all do the job.

My 4 many years aged child also adore it. Unfortunatelly the speeker got out of get. The set is actually extraordinary entry into the planet of fundamental robotics, my four decades aged child also adore it. Unfortunatelly the speeker received out of order after couple of months of use and the light-weight sensor is not working thoroughly (detecting only min and max light even soon after quite a few tries to calibrate it). I would purchase the new mindstorms established for christmass. This lego can truly go your creativity forward.


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  1. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Very well priced and a good game for all those who like to programme.
  2. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Interesting for a while, but the the lack of. Interesting for a while, but the the lack of sensors and inputs on the controller become a limiting factor in the designs you want to create, so i kind of lost interest a little bit after trying a few of the default designs and some of my own. It’s also a bit laborious to program.
    1. Lego 8547: mindstorms nxt 2. 0: robot. Excellent seller, item as described, fast delivery, highly recommended, 5 stars.
  3. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    My 4 years old kid also love it. Unfortunatelly the speeker got out of order. The set is really incredible entry into the world of basic robotics, my 4 years old kid also love it. Unfortunatelly the speeker got out of order after few months of use and the light sensor is not working properly (detecting only min and max light even after many attempts to calibrate it). I would buy the new mindstorms set for christmass. This lego can really move your imagination forward.
    1. Purchased this for my brother who wanted it for his xmas pressie. It was what it said on the box, lego.
  4. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Fast dispatch good price will still play with it for years to come. 7 mo-re word -s re – quired.
    1. Great for anyone interested in robotics, with the usual lego ease of construction and usable add-on sensors which make for interesting projects. The only downside is the programming software which has a minimum screen size requirement, i had hoped to use it with my small net book, but the screen is truncated at the bottom with no scroll facility which makes it un-usable. Consequently i have to do programming on the desktop machine which means no tweaking when i’m at a friends or away from home with it.
  5. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    It was a toy for the son of a friend of mine. Thank you for the fast dilivery.
    1. It motivates the students to work/play in fields that otherwise are considered “too hard” such as programming and make them the centre of the educational process.
  6. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Expensive, but very educational and good fun too. Lots of support for more adventurous projects. You will need lots of batteries though.
    1. There was a small piece missing, but the lego was good value for a used product. The dispatch of the goods was excellent and it arrived well before the estimated date. This was for my son who was recommended to buy it by his potential course tutor in preparation for a university course next year.
      1. 0 is a fantastic product – i can’t really add to the other reviews. It’s very expensive at present (april 2013) because its out of production. But there’s good news – a revised version ev3 will be available this autumn – then you’ll have the choice of ev3 or nxt 2. 0 undoubtedly at greatly reduced prices.
  7. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    This is a very interesting product and is sure to be enjoyed by any young boy or girl with a technical leaning. 5 projects, each slightly more challenging than the previous one and each one exciting and fun. Not just a toy, but a great way to begin to understand the principles involved in the science of robotics. No wonder some schools are involved in the lego education program. There is a new version on the way, but no need to wait for it; there’s plenty of fun to be had with this onenot cheap, but very good value for money.
  8. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Wow, what a lego set, never had this back in the day. Son really loves this and it is amazing what he can build.
  9. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Well, i think it’s quite pricey, and add-ons seem very expensive. I think there are flaws in some of the sample programs- if that’s done the way frank hornby left errors in meccano instructions, all well and good, but it doesn’t seem like that. Explanation of the programming language is weak, especially for the target audience, and parental help may be advisable. I find screen integration on the programming a little poor as well. The good points- it is great, and you can make some really “shiny” stuff (i hate cool”, and love “firefly”). As an adjunct to technic lego, which in itself is great stuff, this is brilliant, and if i consider the cost of a plc, actuators, sensors and software with what i’d pay for professional stuff at work, then this does suddenly look like a bargain. Only arduino or something similar could beat this on price, and at a big cost in labour. I have surrendered most of my technic lego to my son (i’ve kept the helicopter and floatplane, ‘cos i’m mean), and we’ve had a lot of shared fun so far. Don’t be put off, it rewards effort, and maybe i’m being mean and it could deserve five stars.
  10. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    Just what i wanted both for me and my lil brothersan item to develop creativity and critical thinking. For best use, take away all the manuals and work from scratch. I tell u, its gonna be amazing.
  11. This review is from : LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

    I bought this at christmas for my son and i wasnt sure if it was to advanced but apparently he thinks it is cool and he spends every day using it. I would really recommend it. You can even make a rubik cube solver.
    1. Endless fun for father and 10 yr. Old son, bluetooth connectivity is business, nice. Just don’t forget to buy set of rechargeable batteries.

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