Jim

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  1. No thanks! Happy to see new Mindstorms enthusiasts You can create a topic per model/project, but feel free to post questions in this topic as well.
  2. It's a personal preference. I find it useful to start with a digital build and then turn it into a physical one. And re-iterate from that. Some people prefer to build physically right away.
  3. Hi, Welcome to Eurobricks. Actually, this site is for 18+, but we do make exceptions. If you will be reading along with him, I am more than happy to see how it works out. I am all in favor of kids learning cool stuff It kinda depends on what you (or he) want to accomplish. It's probably best to decide on a new project and go from there. Get the sensors if you need them. Get the extra motors if you need them. They are costly, so I won't buy them unless you need them. Getting a set like the 42082 will give you a lot of bang for your buck. And it's mainly black with red, which works fine with the Mindstorms set. I don't know if you have ever considered getting some Rotacaster wheels? They are great to make cool robots.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    I absolutely love digital stuff and I frequently use digital building instructions. However, when you buy a building toy, it needs to have paper building instructions....period. Otherwise, it's useless for people who don't have access to digital building instructions, for whatever reason. Digital only for the B-model is fine by me.
  5. I have literally zero experience in building/designing a supercar. However, I do have experience designing software. Therefore, I would use a similar approach when building/designing a supercar. Break down the build in smaller parts and combine the parts to construct the whole. For example, start working on the rear suspension and the front suspension with steering. Think about a gearbox and combine it all on a chassis. When you have finished, start thinking about the bodywork. As an example, I can highly recommend building Nathanael's modular car chassis. It might not look as cool as some of the supercars, but it will be very useful to learn how to think in different modules within the build.
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    Mindstorms and C#

    I need some spare time to test your stuff. Just a friendly message that I haven't forgotten about it
  7. Maintenance work is scheduled for our servers host system on Wednesday 16/Oct/2019, between 2300h and 0900h (CEST) on the next day.
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    Sorry, I meant a picture (or image in general).
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    +1 I have absolutely nothing to add to this post @pasquentmax Can you add a screenshot to your first post, so I can do some promotion
  10. That is some bold planning by the store, expecting to only sell two copies close after launch
  11. What does this have to do with the topic?
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Approval doesn’t take long and if you want you can even plan the actual release date (taking approval time in account). So you can plan an exact date, like TLG has done for the 1st of October. Anyway, maybe it's indeed time to close the discussion and carry on with the actual set discussion. Guilty myself. Sorry about that, but I always get a bit annoyed when a simple solution can solve a unnecessary problem.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    We are not talking about ourselves, but about consumers who purchase a 400+ euro set which cannot be controlled like advertised.