by Danny Staple

On Friday the 15th, Dick Swan announced on the lugnet robotics board that new firmware and software has been created to provide a C based solution for programming the Lego NXT.

This is fantastic for those who are not comfortable with the Robolab style programming system, especially software engineers who find C much more to their taste.

The release is only a Beta - which means there are bugs to be sorted out before it is a full release, but it includes a full IDE and debugger as well as the stuff required to put the code onto the device. Now the real magic here is that it not only caters for the NXT, but also includes support for programming the VEX.

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