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Programming the lego RCX system: Getting started

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I am looking for good hints, links and software to use. I ask here first since I one time too many have been known to set out on a quest to learn something only to, in the end, find that I have been barking up the wrong tree. Note: So far I havent bought the thing since it would be money out the window if it prooves to be too hard a task or whatever. (I am a C++ guy - havent been toying much wid assempler and the likes). "Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"

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Ah yes Ive been there too. yes the RCX is a bit tricky to set up. The RCX comes with the simple interface for making programs, but thats not good enough for a programmer. If you want to programm the RCX in C use legOS. This is a free software designed mainly for Linux. But dont despare it can be emulated on windows. Basically you need Cygwin to emulate linux and then use that with legOS. legOS will erase the RCX kernel and install a new one that is C programmable. Just google for legOS and youll definetly get instructions on how to set it up. Plus its been a while since ive used it so maybe theres a windows package now.

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Ah so I didnt start out in the wrong place this time... I believe it has been renamed to BrickOS If the former RCX kernel is erased - is there any way to restore it?

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yes it has been renamed to BrickOS because Lego sued them. See brickOS at sourceforge and this, the site is the site of the curse in realtime systems at Uppsala university that uses Lego mindstorm and BrickOS.

LizardCPP

Oh diden't see your question about the kernel, but as I rememebr it was just to take out the batteries and then put them in again, but I'm not sure

[edited by - LizardCPP on January 15, 2004 6:14:18 AM]

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hi, i have code that dosnt replace the firmware, but used the com port & ir tower to send commands to the rcx, i beleive my code has all the commands built in, its a C++ class and has it does work in real-time (ie. send command, rcx runs command, send comand...)

contact me and i''ll see if im alowed to post it
cheers

silvermace007#hotmail.com

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