[oclug] Easiest and most useful language to learn?
KenzieM at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 6 19:35:18 EST 2001
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From: "Chris Nolan" <chris.nolan at pointforce.com>
To: <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:01 PM
Subject: RE: [oclug] Easiest and most useful language to
> I haven't looked too hard at it yet, but you might start
> "Mindstorms" from lego.
> You can get a little R2-D2 unit (from starwars) and it
comes with a
> little standalone computer that has a simple language in
it. You can learn
> about input, output and loops. And probably
if-then-else's too. And you'd
> get a cool toy out of it too.
stay away from the droid developer kit if you want to
program the unit has 7 pre-programmed routines. I've heard
that it can talk to set one up from it to load program 7. I
have the RIS, droid and a spare. LEGO's programming
environment is graphical you drag various boxes together to
make a program. It's an interesting language but there are
others now available such as NCQ which has a linux port.
There is a course for mindstorms at Algonquin and a summer
program at Carleton for kids.
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