PC Magazine has a review of the RadioShack VEX Robotics system. The VEX system was built with the education market in mind and is part of Dean Kamen’s popular FIRST Robotics competitions. At $299.99 (not counting batteries), the VEX System is more than just a kiddy construction set. It is best suited for the scientifically inclined teen (or classroom), and is a perfect fit for the robo-hobbyist who can’t afford an AIBO, but might be willing to build his own metal companion. Link.
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I’ve been looking into this for a while, as it seems like an interesting kit. It really bugs me, though, that the website doesn’t tell you what the capabilities of the microcontroller are. How many I/O lines? Analog inputs? How is it programmed? There’s no way to know.
The VEX robotics system is the whole robot world has been waiting for,including me,I’m getting excited since I’m a robotic fans ,love all kind of robots,and also a robots collecter.I have collected a lots of items from the robots resources page:
http://www.rcplaneguide.com/Robots_Robotics_Reviews.html this page worth a look !