Links

Table comparing Pros and Cons of different NXT programming languages.

http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXTSoftware.html

Other Types of Robots / Platforms

mBots | http://learn.makeblock.com/en/mbot/

purchased two items

PetBot | http://makezine.com/2014/07/11/poppet-personality-packed-robot-kit-by-19-year-old-maker/

It uses a DAGU – S4A EDU Controller
Can be programmed using Arduino and has inbuilt motor controller.
1 DAGU controller on order.

Pololu 3pi Robot Kit | https://www.robotgear.com.au/Category.aspx/Category/271-Pololu-3pi

Fast higher tech Robot great for maze solving can be programmed using Arduino
I item on order

Other Stuff

V5 Sensor Shield Expansion Board Shield
These shield are cheap and make connected sensors very easy.

Arduino Uno with case and USB
These boards have holes next to terminals so wires could be soldered into them make projects “bullet proof”

 

 

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