LEGO announces NXT beta testers… officially

Yesterday LEGO announced that they had picked their 100 beta testers. They represent a broad cross section of blah, blah, blah. I’m not sure if I should be annoyed that I didn’t get picked or feel sorry for our buddy Jason Striegel who seems to be the only person that was officially denied. Oh well, time to go spend this extra $150 on Mega Bloks.

[via the excellent Nextbrick]

Comments

  1. br0 says:

    okay, what the fuck? Hack a day DOESNT need to be giving newsclippings. I can go to any other site for that.

  2. weaszel says:

    then go.

  3. CaptSnuffy says:

    You already got your hack of the day, and hackaday is a blog with a certain target audience. After delivering a hack on any given day I don’t see the harm in posting other news that readers might find interesting. You don’t have to read what you don’t like anyway, no one’s forcing you.

  4. Chris says:

    why grumble about bonus material, this news was posted here before it made it to engadget, or /. yet. So why not?

  5. lolersticks says:

    time to ban br0’s IP. He’s been making horrible comments this whole time.

  6. Captin Shmit says:

    woa, legos, cool.

    i made a monkey out of legos once. he could even climb across a piece of string using a motor!

  7. steve says:

    Similar yet different. http://www.microbric.com/

  8. Alan says:

    Hey br0, you are not being forced to come here and read the articles. Why not take your negativity elsewhere.

  9. Wonko the Sane says:

    I got email from LEGO – dated 27 Feb, saying I was not one of the 100 testeres….

    Now how am I to take over the world ?

  10. Frank says:

    Too bad they set the age restriction at 18. I’m a 17-year-old HS student who does a lot of work with LEGO as an educational medium at my school. I would’ve loved to acquire a set to test out for them.

  11. we both know someone on the committee did some googling, found the sex bots on hackaday, and deemed us all too irreverant for the hype phase of their product launch.

    are there any had readers that have been accepted? post something anonymously and give use all the dirt on the new hardware.

  12. Pantsman says:

    What I cant believe is that you guys didnt notice br0 for what he really was. A troll. I cant help but agree with him in some manner, though.

  13. Don’t worry pantsman. We noticed that you and br0 have the same email address… and that you used to post as bob… complaining about trolls: http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000653064392/#c538956

  14. Tweaq says:

    I believe that counts as PWNED.

  15. Botty says:

    The old rcx brick was plenty powerful to do all kinds of things. Once you replace the firmware. I’ve seen a lego mindstorms bot balance wheels like a segway and follow a line.

    It just used homebrew sensors, and much more efficient, capable firmware.

    Hopefully this will have a decent amount of IO, or at least a way to access it. 3 outs and 3 ins isnt enough.

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