Every year kids are overwhelmed by two things during the holidays, boredom and sugar. This year instead of letting your kids spend hours in front of the television give them the opportunity to create, experiment and to develop their science skills. One of the best ways to do this is with the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is a Lego robotics kit. It comes with 612 pieces, the instructions to create four robots and with software to program your robot. This kit can be used to explore the field of robotics or electronics. It can also be used as a form of holiday entertainment and as a science fair project tool.
What makes this kit special is that it is really advanced for the price. It offers a 32 bit microprocessor, a good sized matrix screen, four input ports, three output ports, speakers and USB and Bluetooth communication possibilities. This is a very popular kit that kids really enjoy.
Working with a robotics kit is challenging. When you first get the NXT 2.0 you will want to read through all of the instructions. This will give you an idea about what you can do with the kit. Next build each of the sample robots. This will teach you how to connect the parts and how to program the robots that you build. Finally you can design, program and operate robots of your very own.