Lego Mindstorms Education Base Set (9797)
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- renee0409Jan 26, 2015by
Excellent seller, very fast shipping, and item described perfectly!
Excellent robot, I do wish it came with a charger for the rechargeable battery they include. The robotics team can't wait to start programming.
- viajeaperuNov 1, 2014by
You're a good seller, new product. El puso que el artículo era usado, pero el brick la pisa principal nuevo, así como la batería, exclente articulo. Esto permitira que varios niños puedan aprender con robots Muchas gracias por el articulo nuevo si tiene otro se lo compro
- jbmjr01Jan 5, 2012by
Pricy but good start. Know what you are getting and some of your options.
Lego Mindstorms NXT is pricy compared to say Arduino single board computer/controller kits because is geared toward being a learning platform (building, taking apart, building something else) vs parts for projects.<br><br>I am sure you can find reviews about building "robots" with the Lego Mindstorms NXT sets, so I will try to cover some of the slightly more logistical details.<br><br>The Lego Education Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (9797) set is the academic version of the retail Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547). The main differences are with the retail version (8547) you get a bunch more parts and software to program the brain brick, and with the education version you get a rechargable battery pack (9693) and charger (8887) but NO software.<br><br>This set is often used with the Lego Mindstorms Education Resource Set (9695) which is about $100 and includes additional 800+ parts for building.<br>http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/lego_mindstorms_education_resource_set/2214<br>You can of course use with many other Lego sets as well.<br><br><br>*** NOTE ***<br>As of this writing, the Lego Education Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (9797) on the Lego education website http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/lego_mindstorms_education_nxt_base_set/2095<br>shows it includes the required Lego battery pack charger but some of the ebay sellers do not include the charger, so be sure to ask about the charger before buying or placing your bid.<br><br><br>*** POWER ***<br>If you don't have or don't want to use the Lego rechargeable battery pack and charger, you can use your own standard AA batteries (takes 6). You can also use your own rechargable AA batteries (you might want to have two sets) and charger.<br><br>The Lego battery pack (9693) uses a special 10 VDC charger (8887) which is about $25 http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/dc_charger/2235<br><br>The Lego rechargeable battery pack (9693) is about $55 http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/nxt_rechargeable_dc_battery/1971<br><br><br>*** SOFTWARE ***<br>The Lego software allows you to program graphically by using building blocks of functions and/or tasks instead of the traditional line by line, sometimes cryptic commands. The programs are then downloaded to the brain brick via USB or Bluetooth.<br><br>The base software is included in retail version.<br><br>Software for the education version is about $80 and includes additional projects, tools, and documents related to teaching robotics and programming. http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/lego_mindstorms_education_nxt_software_2_1/2240<br><br>Do you need the software? Probably.<br><br>Lego has "Open Sourced" the interface information allowing for third parties to create their own software and firmware, but you will need some real programming background to us the third party tools which aren't all free. But if you already have a programming background and some patience for the initial connection configuration adjustments, you can try it on your own without the Lego software.Read full review
- 29ru054Mar 7, 2014by
I AM HAPPY =)
I AM HAPPY =) Lego is my favourite game. I was so glad to see it on e-bay and this feeling has groun up in 10 times. No, in 100 times. I can build a robot!!!
- bearberry1128Dec 2, 2012by
Just what I ordered
Just what I wanted for STEM education projects for area youth. Provides learning potential for 9 year olds up to and including university levels.