[arch-projects] Why do we choose the programming languages that we do?

Dusty Phillips buchuki at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 14:04:11 EST 2005

> I guess my first language was "lego", then "erector set"...

Sort of offing my own topic here, but has anybody here played with mindstorms?

Ever since I read about programming in in Java:
http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2005/02/21/robotics.html I've been
kinda curious. ;)

I made a robot once... used an OOPIC http://www.oopic.com/ for the
microcontroller... some AOL 'free' CDs forr the body. It was neat...
wandered around and bumped into things and backed up... flashing
lights. Great for bugging the dog. I never did program it to chase the
dog though... Thought if I put a radio transmitter on his collar and
had the bot follow the signal... but I was never that good with
hardware, it wasn't *fun*. Not like coding in groovy. ;) I thought
Mindstorms might be more fun, less soldering, more click bricks


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