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I have the RCX IR tower setup and working on my Windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the drivers from the ROBOTC.net site here (labeled 'RCX Device driver') Direct file download link Note: I am running Windows 7 32-bit, according to the ROBOTC site, this driver is 32.bit only and No known 64-bit driver is available for the RCX.
Take a look at SR 3D Builder. I have not used this software myself but it looks like it may do what you need. It's free (for non-commercial use) and you can import your LDraw files. Here is a link to some videos on YouTube See below for the features list (taken from the website) NEW Support for Piston - Rod mechanism NEW Support for Linear Actuators and ...
Your code handling the behaviours like "Shoot 3 times if the touch sensor is triggered" or "Shoot if the light sensor is triggered" should use 'if' statements. Then, instead of always being called, the "shooting" code would append only on sensor events. After shooting, the robot would then go back to the "Driving around" part of the code. This page is a ...
The hardware of RCX 2.0 is identical to 1.5, and the only difference between these two and version 1.0 is the charging port which had been removed. So they're compatible and you can indeed use a newer firmware on an older brick. You'll need the Mindstorms 2.5 SDK, which contains the latest official firmware. It's probably not on the LEGO site any more, but ...
No, the standard NXT-G software provided by LEGO will not allow you to program a RCX brick. Outside of official software, your best bet is probably to use NQC which is C-like; there's also NXC for the NXT which is similar. There are a lot of others which have been discussed in the following questions: Is there any other way to program the Lego Mindstorms ...
There are ipad adaptors for iPad, iPhone. Some connect to the data port, but others connect to the headphone jack, so are eminiently programmable - you presumably just need audio samples. Alex
I know the original Microsoft Robotics Studio supported building robots using the RCX bricks - although the latest version has been upgraded to NXT and it has simulation tools too for testing your robots prior to building and deploying your code. As the core components should be the same (gears, beams, etc.) you should be able to get a reasonable way ...
You could try with NQC. By default it supports the Serial Tower and you can specify if you are using a USB Tower with -Susb . It works on Windows, Linux and Mac. The man page (documentation) can be found here or the in pdf format here.
If you are you using ROBOTC 2 for RCX you need to install the separate driver for windows 32bit. This driver is not included in the ROBOTC install (at least not with version 2.03). It might also be a good thing to start with a fresh install of ROBOTC 2.03.
I think you're overlooking a very simple yet elegant solution: connect a NXT motor to the motor port (no problem there, that's what it's for), connect a RCX rotation sensor to the RCX (again, the intended purpose), and by now you should pretty much know where I'm going with this: connect the rotation sensor mechanically to the NXT motor. Considering the NXT ...
You could do it using a computer as an intermediate. Basically, you have a wireless connection between your iPhone and your computer, then the IR link between the computer and the RCX. It would be technically challenging but not impossible. The IR tower uses a serial port and the protocol is detailed here ...
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