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I started a shinkwrap software company ("Micro ISV") in 1995. It's been my full-time job for over 13 years now.

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answered Can you program Lego Mindstorms with the Scratch programming language?
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@Ambo100 - The Move block has a setting (with no actual value, just a slider range) for how sharply you want to turn, but you then tell it how far to move through that turn in WHEEL rotations. So you can't just say "turn 90 degrees to the right". If you think about it, that makes sense b/c the "brain" doesn't know how wide the axle is, so it doesn't know how many rotations of a single wheel to make in order to make a 90d right turn.
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comment What are some free kid-friendly tutorials to get started with Mindstorms Nxt 2.0?
@Ambo100 : rotations refers to TIRE rotations. But if I want to turn the vehicle I have to rotate one of the wheels (left or right) more than the other one to make the vehicle turn. And how much more depends on the turning radius of the vehicle. (I made the same mistake originally.).