Cool. I have an old RCX kit that I too haven't used as much as I wanted.
But what is with Lego and their idiotic pricing. If I order one online it is $249 USD shipped to the United States, or $349 CND shipped to Canada... an exchange rate of 1.40 .. when the actual exchange rate is 1.13. What a rip-off!
I did a little bit of Java coding on the RCX brick... but when I got my Mac and couldn't plug in the IR tower to program it I lost some interest. I still had the PC, but I just didn't feel like using it at the time... the Mac being my new toy and all that. Now with a USB interface and Bluetooth it would be easy to program on PC or Mac... If only I could justify buying it... I did make a killing on the stock market today, but sadly the money is in a tax sheltered account so I don't want to use it
- I hate when that happens.
I love building and programming the robots though. I have an old MIT miniboard (A really small motorola 68HC11-based board with 2 motor drivers and lots of I/O ports) but I havent' done things with it since I was at university. At the time I was moding radio controlled cars to run autonomously.