withad wrote:I was planning on buying a couple of these Power Functions motors but I couldn't find anything definitive about leJOS support for them. From what I can find, they don't have internal tachometers like the NXT motors, which I guess means they can't use the rotate() and rotateTo() Motor functions.
Can anyone confirm/deny that for me? Thanks.
Atr wrote:You'll need:
- Converter Cables for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=8528&cn=17)
- LEGO® Power Functions Extension Wire 20” (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=8871&cn=587)
I have used this motor connected to NXT brick multiple times, for example here
withad wrote:EDIT: One other question - this bypasses the need for the PF battery box, right? Because otherwise I'm not quite seeing how it all goes together.
skoehler wrote:I can't tell, whether the 20" extension cable helps. Only the upper part of the two plugs is shown. However, the 8" cable looks slightly different (or at least you can see the lower part of one of the plugs), and I think it does the job:
Also, it explicitly states "Allows you to connect your LEGO 9V electric systems to the new Power Functions!". The description of the 20" cable doesn't mention that.
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