This is true. but at least my programs get debugged.I'm not sure, but does it make sense to write programs if you can't debug them by your own (debugging and optimizing code actually often (if not always) takes more time than writing the "release 1.0")?
Not much, other than what helumpago said.What benefit do you have (or get) if you write programs which you neither be able to test by yourself nor be able to use them if they finally have been successfully debugged?
Fantastic idea, but it's occurred to me more than a few times before. Virtual NXT is just what I do until I get one (By virtual I mean it's not mine). I think I just coined a term as well.My suggestion: buy a NXT brick by yourself (about EUR 150,00) - and have all the fun by yourself!
Such help is worth far more than two cents, my friend. This is an excellent idea.I would really suggest learning to program in C, just so that when you get your Mindstorms (yes, when, not if. We know you can do it!) transitioning from NXT-G to something like NXC or RobotC is easier. I really wish that I knew C, it'd make it so much easier to learn NXC. And, even if you don't start using NXC anytime soon it is still very useful to learn good programming practice so that your NXT-G programs are easier to test, modify and debug. My 2 cents worth.
Thanks very much!I'd be interested in helping you out. I've got NXT-G 1.1, and two NXTs running NXT-G compatable firmware. (I think one is Lego FW, and the other is NBC/NXC Enhanced)
Have a nice day,
Will do.I am very interested by your idea
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All in all, I have taken your advice and started a 'job' of sorts to earn money. My brother has agreed to pay me $10 a month to do his chores for him (he is very busy with college, his jobs, etc.). At that rate (and that the current costs), it will take me 30 months, or 2.5 years to save up for the NXT stuff I want (normal kit + a second light/color sensor). Of course, that's not counting tithes, savings, and one certain up coming conference that shares a similar name (purely coincidental). I think I'll raise the price to $15....