|Feature:||Talrik Jr. Pro||Lego Mindstorms|
|Powerfull On board Microcomputer Assembled & Tested?||YES||YES|
|Example Programs Available?||YES||YES|
|Prefarbricated Body Kit?||YES||NO|
|High Level C Example Code Available?||YES||NO|
|Comes with Free Example Collision Avoidence Program?||YES||NO|
|Motor drivers?||YES / 5||YES / 3|
|Inputs?||YES / 12||YES / 4|
|Included Servo Motors?||YES / 2||YES / 3|
|Sensors for short/medium distance Measurement?||YES*||Optional*|
|Contact (touch) Sensors?||4||1|
|Infra Red Sensors?||2||1|
|Sensors for long range measurement?||Optional||Optional|
|Easy Access to switches/ports?||YES||Optional|
|Fully Assembled & Tested?||Optional||NO|
|Manual IR Remote Control?||Optional||NO|
|Low Bounce Wheels||YES||Optional|
|Available Platforms?||PC, Mac, Linux||PC, MAC|
The comparason we made was with:
A. One complete Talrik Jr. Pro kit with the communications module included. (TJPRO-PA + MB2325 + C2325= $225.89 total cost including shipping).
B. One complete Lego Mindstorms kit ($259.94 total cost including shipping)
This is a hard comparison to make. The TJ Pro is a more serious and flexible robot system with a main focus on programming. The Lego Mindstorms however does allow those who like building different types of robot bodies the ability to do that with some examples projects given. (You can buy the TJ Pros on-board computer and sensors for about $135, which leaves $65 to buy construction bricks to build different bodies. The TJ Pro software will work with this set-up).
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