Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lego Mindstorms NXT

Now here's something I would have bought the day it arrived in stores had it arrived a year or so ago. It's the next generation Lego robotics kit, aptly called Lego Mindstorms NXT. When the original Mindstorms robotics kit came out years ago, I ended up buying two sets and tinkered quite a bit with it. It was a slipperly slope of Lego obsession that over the years found me owning way more Lego pieces than I really needed. In the end I finally came to my senses and gave it all away to family and friends.

Anyhow, you can read about the new system here. It looks very nice, but I at least have enough sense to know it's not something I should buy. In no way do I have the free time to spend with it. It's a somewhat strange feeling to realize my life has gone in a different direction now and I have different priorities than I did a few years ago. But I definitely I think it's a change for the better.