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My child is learning programming using Scratch in school. Can she program her Mindstorms using Scratch?

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If you are talking about the NXT, you can actually use assembly, C, or C++ to program it (see this question). I don't know about Scratch, though. –  InkBlend Mar 23 '12 at 0:28
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No, but you can use a very similar programming language: Enchanting. (I haven't tried it yet. It was recommended by the programming instructor).

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Mitch Resnick at the MIT Media Lab is the developer of both Scratch and the original Mindstorms programmable brick, and the original Mindstorms programming interface was very similar to Scratch. If you have one of the original Mindstorms Robotics Invention System sets (and a PC of the proper vintage on which to run the software) she would probably find it similar enough to use without much trouble. (I recently rejuvenated my old Mindstorms sets with a $30 laptop bought online)

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