Lego Mindstorm: meet FischerTechnik

When I was still in UK, I happened to meet a friend in Sheffield. He impressed me with a lot of things and ideas, but one thing stood out – his kids are messing around with Lego Mindstorm, and it was the first time I encountered it.

I thought I’d buy it for my kids, but it’s rather hard to find. Then I got busy with other things.

Today I read a post on Slashdot.org regarding Mindstorms and lack of its popularity in Lego. Thankfully, a poster told about a (seemingly worthy) competitor – FischerTechnik

When my kids have grown up a bit more, I’d like to buy a few pieces of this, and get them started in (robotics) engineering; and see if they’re interested on it. If not, I can always put the kit available for loan, to whoever could use it.
Heck, it may be a good idea to create a robotic club, so my kids would be more enthusiastic about this (since they’ll be doing it with others).

If you know of other good alternative to Lego Mindstorms, do feel free to comment.
Thanks.

10 thoughts on “Lego Mindstorm: meet FischerTechnik

  1. lego mindstorm merupakan cita-cita, tapi untuk saat ini (mungkin) hanya impian semata 🙁

    apakah ada yang berkenan meng-hibah-kan lego mindstorm ?

    saya tertarik dengan mikrokontroler apalagi robotika, namun ternyata masih susah nyari bahan-bahannya (saya hidup di jogja). Terutama modal duitnya 🙁

    atau mungkinkah ada tutorial/link tentang mikrokontroler yang memanfaatkan barang-barang bekas atau kanibal, misalnya dari hardisk atau cd/dvdrw bekas ? hardisk jarang yang motor spindle-nya mati, cd/dvdrw juga cuman optiknya yang biasanya mati.
    sayang komponen yang masih hidup cuman dibuang percuma.

    matur nuwun 🙂

  2. Di Surabaya(?) dan Jakarta (Kelapa Gading) ada kursusnya, silakan kontak:

    Yudi Mintoro Sumali / Fredy Yulius Kuhu
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    ROBOTIC EDUCATION CENTRE
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    Phone: 021.4514009, 30125648 Mobile: 0888.1863959
    Email: info@innov-ed.com – Website: http://www.innov-ed.com
    yudi@innov-ed.com

  3. Kalau belum bisa beraksi dengan mindstorm, kan bisa start dari LEGO lainnya. Masih banyak tuh. Bagi yang benar-benar mau, bisa saya bantu carikan LEGO Mindstomnya.

  4. Kalau di surabaya kami adalah training center yang menyediakan training robotic dan microcontroller. Kalau ada kebutuhan dan pertanyaan silahkan kontak ke kami:
    IT Smart
    Pondok Tjandra Indah
    Jl. Jeruk Barat 63
    Surabaya
    email: itsmart.robotic@gmail.com

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