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Bill

Thanks this is very helpful.

Eric Palmer
Team #7
The Rainbow Cows


On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Aucoin, Bill (ES) <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  We need to be careful when we talk about the “latest firmware and
> software”. The answer depends on what software you are using and
> specifically if you are running the retail or the educational version of the
> NXT-G software. You can tell which you have by using the help menu item from
> your NXT-G software. I suspect most of you will have the educational
> version, but some might have the retail version. I recently had a discussion
> with LEGO Education on this subject and captured the discussion in the
> attached file.
>
>  Bill
>
> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Ralph Grove
> *Sent:* Friday, September 30, 2011 5:22 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* EXT :Re: [VADCFLL-L] Firmware and software
>
> The most recent firmware version is 1.31. There are some notes at the Lego
> firmware download site (*
> http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/files/firmware.aspx#Patches*<http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/files/firmware.aspx>)
> that explain the changes that were made from the previous version.
>
> The latest version of the Mindstorms NXT software is 2.1. If you have
> version 2.0, you can upgrade to version 2.1 by using the patch available on
> the vadcfll.org website (under Coaching Resources). If you have an older
> (1.x) version, you can purchase the newer software from Lego.
>
> Ralph
>
> On 9/30/11 4:25 PM, Sonya Shaver wrote:
> Hello,
> Can anyone inform me about firmware and software?  Is the most updated
> firmware 1.31?
>
> If you go to this link and search for firmware, it lists Firmware 1.31 at
> the top, but it doesn't say NXT Firmware.
>
> Also, does the software change and get updated too?  Or would the
> Mindstorms software from three years ago be the same as what is current
> right now?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Sonya Shaver
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