[vcf-midatlantic] Lego LOGO: My childhood dream came true today!

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Mon May 2 14:42:57 EDT 2016

This is awesome.

In response to last week's call for vintage computer robotics help, Ben 
G. sent us his new-in-box Lego LOGO kit from 1986.

I was 13 in 1987. My two favorite things were Legos and my Apple //e.  I 
distinctly remember wishing for a way to combine them. We were learning 
BASIC in school, we'd already learned LOGO turtle graphics, and nobody 
ever told us that Lego ** DID ** have a kit for this.

In adulthood I learned about Mindstorms but never bought any. My 
childhood dream had already been squashed.

Today the package arrived from Ben. I opened it and turned 13 again. 
Thank you, Ben!!!!!

This is an incredible setup and I can't wait to start playing wi... errr 
"testing" :) it ahead of HOPE.

Check out these pictures:






It also has an IBM PC card (with printed instructions for interfacing to 
it), all the sensors/cables, and even the warranty card.... truly 
new-in-box. The actual Lego parts are in their original sealed plastic bags.

I almost hate to open it! Obviously going to be extremely careful, 
unlike when I was child and ripped it all open. :)

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