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Postby joe.juzer » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 4:06 am

Anybody is into lego? specially NXT 2.0?

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:21 am

My 5 year old loves Lego, why do you ask?
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:33 am

I like LEGO (still have some of them from my childhood); thought about getting a NXT system as well but never got around to actually doing it. Also, I find it expensive and last time I checked, the toolchain doesn't directly support Linux. (I've dabbled with LabVIEW back in college as well).

Oh well.... :-|

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Postby orbita » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:41 am

I have an NXT 2.0 set. Anyone interested in pooling them for some fun projects?

@nakatago: what do you mean by "the toolchain doens't support Linux"?

We can always use java (Lejos http://lejos.sourceforge.net/).
If you are into those strict realtime requirements, there is an (somewhat) RTSJ complied java for it as well (http://www.lejosrt.org/).

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Postby farlene » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:43 am

this put a smile on my face...
good one!


nutnut wrote:My 5 year old loves Lego, why do you ask?

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:50 am

farlene wrote:this put a smile on my face...
good one!


nutnut wrote:My 5 year old loves Lego, why do you ask?


True, I guess I'm behind the times, Lego never needed Java when I was a kid! if it had a motor in it then it was very advanced! :)
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Postby farlene » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:32 am

Gosh i'm laughing so hard my bosses probably think i've gone mad.
Thank you, you made my morning.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:37 am

orbita wrote:I have an NXT 2.0 set. Anyone interested in pooling them for some fun projects?

@nakatago: what do you mean by "the toolchain doens't support Linux"?

We can always use java (Lejos http://lejos.sourceforge.net/).
If you are into those strict realtime requirements, there is an (somewhat) RTSJ complied java for it as well (http://www.lejosrt.org/).


The development software, when I checked, only runs on either Windows or Mac. Haven't checked lately but at this point it would be troublesome to take up LEGO programming and thus would be low on my list of priorities. Would have been cool, though, but hey, that's life.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:40 am

farlene wrote:Gosh i'm laughing so hard my bosses probably think i've gone mad.
Thank you, you made my morning.


Good! I just ruined someone else's earlier, I guess it's Karma right? ;)
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Postby orbita » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:55 am

nakatago wrote:
orbita wrote:I have an NXT 2.0 set. Anyone interested in pooling them for some fun projects?

@nakatago: what do you mean by "the toolchain doens't support Linux"?

We can always use java (Lejos http://lejos.sourceforge.net/).
If you are into those strict realtime requirements, there is an (somewhat) RTSJ complied java for it as well (http://www.lejosrt.org/).


The development software, when I checked, only runs on either Windows or Mac. Haven't checked lately but at this point it would be troublesome to take up LEGO programming and thus would be low on my list of priorities. Would have been cool, though, but hey, that's life.


"development software"?

I guess you just need a java IDE (eclipse or even notepad++), lejos sdk, bluetooth then voila: lots of fun with lego robot. These are readily available in almost any linux flavour. I myself use Ubuntu.

You aren't familiar with Java, are you?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:55 am

orbita wrote:
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orbita wrote:I have an NXT 2.0 set. Anyone interested in pooling them for some fun projects?

@nakatago: what do you mean by "the toolchain doens't support Linux"?

We can always use java (Lejos http://lejos.sourceforge.net/).
If you are into those strict realtime requirements, there is an (somewhat) RTSJ complied java for it as well (http://www.lejosrt.org/).


The development software, when I checked, only runs on either Windows or Mac. Haven't checked lately but at this point it would be troublesome to take up LEGO programming and thus would be low on my list of priorities. Would have been cool, though, but hey, that's life.


"development software"?

I guess you just need a java IDE (eclipse or even notepad++), lejos sdk, bluetooth then voila: lots of fun with lego robot. These are readily available in almost any linux flavour. I myself use Ubuntu.

You aren't familiar with Java, are you?


Like I said, when I checked, NXT had its own IDE and LabVIEW-esque programming. The Java development must be new but I couldn't be bothered at this point. If that must be the case now, it would be great. Past tense.

If you could code for the NXT in your linux box, good for you. I guess I could now but I wouldn't. Just saying.

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Postby orbita » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 1:46 pm

I sense some hostility in your post, or maybe it's just me.
It was just "for your information". I didn't force you to do anything with it. There's really no need to justify yourself.
So sad.
I can tell you are not a very good developer, engineer, or anything technology related with that attitude.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:44 pm

orbita wrote:I sense some hostility in your post, or maybe it's just me.
It was just "for your information". I didn't force you to do anything with it. There's really no need to justify yourself.
So sad.
I can tell you are not a very good developer, engineer, or anything technology related with that attitude.


Pot... Kettle.

Off you go then.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:50 pm

Ooooh, there are a number of different ways to code these things, to think you can buy lego you can code! I like this... I may have to get some now, how do I keep it away from my 5 year old son though? :P

http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXTSoftware.html
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:53 pm

nutnut wrote:Ooooh, there are a number of different ways to code these things, to think you can buy lego you can code! I like this... I may have to get some now, how do I keep it away from my 5 year old son though? :P

http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXTSoftware.html


You get him his own sets to distract him while you play with your set!


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