GrandiJoos

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  1. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    I was continuing your sentence: I'm wondering whether it'll be a real set, 6 sensors is a bit much.
  2. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    ... It'll be a real set. 6 color sensors just for lights might be a bit of overkill, right? So although it looks really cool, it could be a signal to the community that Lego heard/read about our 'white land rover' wish and topped it with a white mindstorms rover. If they are going this path I hope it will be expansion packs on top of the basic mindstorms set.
  3. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    I have a question where you might be able to help: I'm looking for the installer file for the 51515 software for Windows (10, 64 bit). The Microsoft store link is blocked on my (employer provided) laptop, but I can install executables. I've found the education Spike prime software, but that's not what I'm after of course. Does any of you have an idea where to get the software? If not, I'll post back the reply from Lego which I hope to receive in 4-7 working days... Update 19-10-2020: the Spike education software works without the need to change firmware on the brick.
  4. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Two questions: 1) I guess you mean 32Kb memory? 32 Mb seems to be a lot if you're not using media. 2) could anyone indicate the difference in functionality between pybricks and the Python supported from the Spike education software? It seems different, so where do the features (or programming approach) differ? Counting down the days till I can pick up my 51515 set :D
  5. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Hi Jim, great review! One question though, did you try programming through Python? Is this done using the spike education windows/mac app? Or are there other options for the 51515, like MS Visual studio code integration?
  6. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    A user commented on this video starting that he did so without problems: I would need doing it the other way round (spike firmware on the 51515 hub) if there won't be official Python support, since the spike hub has it through the education software.
  7. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Any update Jim? I'm getting really curious!!!
  8. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Earlier in this topic there was a lively discussion on whether the new mindstorms kit is actually better than the EV3 so it's not an absolute fact.
  9. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    I guess 5 to 7 years as previously with the EV3. The thing is, unlike Technic models which sometimes are only produced for one or two years, the mindstorms set is the theme itself. And as they want this theme (in an education and home version usually) it'll always be produced until a new version comes out.
  10. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    BTW: I just saw this video which shows and discussed a 'leaked' official video of the 51515. Looks good!!! Especially the fact that the motors are not in teal is reassuring for me, seems to have more of a white/grey/black emphasis than I got from the first pictures.
  11. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    That's very positive news from both of you!!! I'll be keeping a close eye on the lego.com website, and please post here when you review is online @Jim! :D
  12. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    I'm really waiting for this set to be released. As they said early Q4 in my mind this means October 1, but I guess I would need to wait a bit longer. Do you guys have any idea when the set will be available to order in the Lego shop???
  13. Hi all, I'm not sure if this belongs here, but I'm looking for local lego enthusiasts to meet up in a corona safe way. And as I figured others might be looking for local lego buddies as well we might find each other in this topic. I'm 36M and am located in the south of the Netherlands, and live in Sittard. I would love to meet up and come and see your lego collection, or show my mainly technic moderate collection. My interests are technic, train and robotics/automation. Alternatively we could consider virtual meetups with video on s.t. we are not geographically bounded. Is anyone interested?
  14. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Hi Lok24, I found this post/list rather useful: https://racingbrick.com/powered-up-code-block-guide-full/ Hi Tcm0, What documentation are you referring to? The pyBricks one? I would be interested in the lower level Python documentation.
  15. GrandiJoos

    2020 Mindstorms set

    And regarding the 'non' replaceable batteries: there seems to be a solution with Lego's "large hub battery" (#45610): https://education.lego.com/en-us/products/lego-technic-large-hub-battery/4561