[Edu-sig] suggestion on using python robotics in class

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 06:18:34 CEST 2007

On 10/2/07, Matt K <matt.kameron at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Tux things seems like a great idea too, and I think I'll grab one of
> them. However, I still would very much like to do the RCX/NXT thing if at
> all possible!

My advice (and I don't speak for anyone but me here):

Trying to make Python work with a Lego brick is too esoteric
to be worth your effort.

On the other hand, you could still use Python (in IDLE or
other shell) to talk about loops, other control structures.
In my case, I dive into classes/objects almost from the
first lesson (per these Showmedo videos):


Also maybe check out Andre's RURPLE:


(I think screen robotics make more sense for a lot of us,
not so costly, Legos are expensive fantasies, like 'Survivor'
and other so-called "reality shows").

Use the RCX native language and interface for what it is,
sounds like you've paid for it.  There's no reason to adopt
an "all Python, all the time" approach, even if you think
it's one of the best languages ever (as I do).


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