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Yoshihito Isogawa made clock mechanisms from it (well... tic-tac generators) http://www.isogawastudio.co.jp/legostudio/modelgallery_model/b077.html and http://www.isogawastudio.co.jp/legostudio/modelgallery_model/b078.html. Majorna created a "programmable" pull back racer http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69748&#entry1744425 ...and ...
In my opinion, Mindstorms is a subset of the Technic line up (Like how Police is a subset of Lego City). So most of the parts are interchangeable. The only part incompatibility issue you will come across is the electronics. I would say go with Technic first. Learning how to build studless and basic Lego mechanisms will be more useful than robotics ...
How about the old school tyres of the #8860 chassis: http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/8860-1 Cheers, Dennis
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