Please forgive a newbie if this has been covered extensively. I bought a large lot of legos locally this week, and it included an NXT 2.0 kit, possibly the 8547 set (not sure if its complete), although I didnt get any instructions or boxes. I bought the lot because it had the NXT programmer and the sensors, motors wires and such, and included a few star wars sets and the 9396 technic helicopter, which doesnt appear to be complete. It seemed like a good deal. The problem is, I have never had any of the mindstorm sets, and Im a bit of luddite. I seem to have trouble with technology computers especially, and this seems to be carrying on the tradition.
So, please help an old man out, and help me with this. I tried to download the free program from Lego for the NXT, but it was unsuccessful. I downloaded something, but it doesnt work. I also downloaded the EV3 program on my chromebook because its supposed to be backwards compatible, but it wont connect to the NXT brick. I turned on the bluetooth (on the brick I got the BT icon) on the brick and my chromebook says it connected, but I cant make them communicate. I know it works, because the previous owner had a file in it, but it was just making the motors turn I deleted it when trying to program it. Is there a simpler program to use? Is the EV3 compatible with the NXT? Do I have to use bluetooth, or can I use a USB? Should I use the chromebook, or is it easier on a windows computer? I would really like to learn to use this.
Okay, so Im not completely stupid. I watched a video and learned how to program from the brick. Simple for sure, but its a start. I guess my problem now is the software issue. I also tried an app on my samsung phone, but the brick kept saying the line was busy. That was the main complaint about the app. Not sure if its the phone or the brick.