I have an NXT 2.0 (8547) set.

Is it possible to add some custom blocks to the NXT progranm submenu on the brick itself (like the existing "forward 5", "turn left", ...) so that I can add and use some simple steps there without the use of a PC?

Rationale: I'm playing around with the block with my small daughter (3), and adding in the PC to do something isn't very small-children friendly :-)

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There is a piece of software called ICON (archived copy) which runs on the NXT and allows you to create programs on the NXT with many more commands than the built-in NXT programmer.

  • Thanks. This seems useful. So there is really no way with the stock software?
    – Martin Ba
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 19:29
  • No, as far as I know that is hardcoded into the firmware, and none of the firmware replacements do anything to improve it
    – shea
    Commented May 2, 2014 at 0:15

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