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LEGO MINDSTORMS: Robotics Invention System
Possibly the most important breakthrough in children's computing and toys of the decade. Create everything from a light-sensitive intruder alarm to a robotic rover that can follow a trail, move around obstacles, and even duck into dark corners.
Robotics Invention System The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System is the core set to a new line of technology-based products from the LEGO Company. This remarkable system enables you to design and program real robots that move, act, and think on their own. The heart of the system is the RCX, an autonomous LEGO microcomputer that can be programmed using a PC. The RCX serves as the "brain" of your inventions--using sensors to take input from the environment, to process data, and to signal output motors to turn on and off.
It works like this: first, you design and build your robot, then, you create a program on your PC using the simple yet powerful RCX Code programming language. Next, download your program to the RCX using the special infrared transmitter, and your creation will now interact with the environment, fully autonomous from the computer. This amazing set includes more than 700 LEGO pieces, the RCX, infrared transmitter, CD-ROM, light and touch sensors, motors, gears, and a Constructopedia building guide. Also includes guidance to build working robots in under an hour, as well as inspiration for more complex robotic inventions. For use with Windows. The Lego Robotics Invention System received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for 1999.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS: Robotics Invention System
Toys-Computer / by Lego Systems, Inc. /
ASIN: B00005NLID / Less than $200.00
Possibly the most important breakthrough in children's computing and toys of the decade. Create everything from a light-sensitive intruder alarm to a robotic rover that can follow a trail, move around obstacles, and even duck into dark corners.
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