NQC is free
software, released under the MPL
It can be used as an alternative to the crappy GUI
that Lego ship with Mindstorms
. Kids (an I mean little kid
s here) will enjoy the simple GUI development environment. People who are already programmer
s will find it infuriating, and will much prefer the power and flexibility of NQC.
The author of the languge, Dave Baum, also wrote the book, Dave Baum's Definitive Guide to LEGO Mindstorms, which is rather good.
The NQC homepage can be found at