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Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:29:25 -0400
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It has been several years since I bought a kit.  Some teams like lots of
variety of parts and some teams don't seem to need them.  My team's have
always enjoyed having a variety of parts available (because I'm a parts
geek)  but they are pretty sophisticated builders. I have seen amazing
robotics with minimal parts.

Part kits can be had here
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/search/technicsand here
http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/technology_resource_set/340

Note some of the parts shown ARE NOT LEGAL lego parts

And then individual parts or selections can be purchased from
http://www.bricklink.com/

At brickline you are buying from individual sellers like ebay. So read
reviews and ask questions about how fast you can get parts.  It is best to
pick a lego technics parts supplier and then scan their available parts. I
have found that easier than trying to find the parts in the search.

For example here is a couple seller and parts that I have used

http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=TheBrickHouse

Whether you need more parts is a very team specific question.

Eric Palmer
Team #7
The Rainbow Cows

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Rajesh Shah <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I had another rookie team question. We bought the NXT kit from Amazon this
> summer.
>
> What is difference between this Kit and NXT kit supplied by FLL.  Do we
> need to buy more parts ?
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:05 AM, Rajesh Shah <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>>
>> We are not competing in this years competition.   As you said, we are
>> mostly getting ready for next year.
>>
>> Yes,we do plan to visit this years event.
>>
>> Appreciate your inputs.
>>
>>
>> Rajesh
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 10:11 PM, B Bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> Do you mean that you *just* started your team and are registered for a
>>> local tournament?  Because competition is just 2 to 3 weeks away, and that's
>>> a pretty tall order. But good luck to you and your team.
>>>         If it were me and I had just started, I would not enter into this
>>> year's competition, but hold an after school program starting in January
>>> every other week, teaching them programming and then enter next fall's
>>> tournament.  Definitely go to this year's event, even as a spectator,
>>> because being at the competition teaches you a lot.
>>>      As for books to teach lego to your team,. I highly recommend Educate
>>> NXT
>>> http://www.educatenxt.com/
>>> It's the best value for your money and time.  Carnegie Mellon also has an
>>> excellent series called Robotic Engineering.  They started a free online
>>> class equivalent but I can't seem to find that link right now;  Maybe
>>> someone else has that link.
>>> Regards,
>>> Brandy
>>> .
>>>
>>> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM, Rajesh Shah <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> We are new FLL team recently registered with parents as coach and
>>>> mentor. We
>>>> are all new to LEGO Mindstroms NXT Constructions and Programming.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I was a thinking a good book will be a nice way to get a jump start for
>>>> our team.
>>>> I see a bunch of books available in Amazon.  Any suggestion ?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?
>>>> ie=UTF8&keywords=LEGO%20MINDSTORMS%20NXT&tag=nxtprogramsco-
>>>> 20&index=books&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325#/ref=nb_sb_noss?
>>>> url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-
>>>> keywords=LEGO+MINDSTORMS+NXT&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3ALEGO+MINDST
>>>> ORMS+NXT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help.
>>>>
>>>> Rajesh Shah
>>>>
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