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Mar
9
revised RCX firmware download problem
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Feb
9
comment Can the RCX connect to infra-red on a computer?
I've been trying to get an RCX to talk to a serial IR tower using a usb/serial converter - without success. More here: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1099/…
Feb
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Feb
7
comment RCX firmware download problem
thanks for responding. Thanks for the pointers on compatibility. I hadn't appreciated just how old this h/w is. I chose XP because it was (as far as I know) the first version of windows with good built-in usb support. I'll try using the XP compatibility mode feature, which I'd also forgotten about. (I've tried installing the s/w under Win7 but that didn't work even when I tweaked the compatibility settings).
Feb
7
comment RCX firmware download problem
thanks for responding. I've added some more details of the error. When the RIS software says its downlaoding firmware, I think it means downloading from the PC to the RCX, not from the net. Thanks for reminding me about the alternative firmware - I'd forgotten all about them. My reason for persisting with the combination of stock firmware and RIS environment is that I think the RIS visual programming language would be easier for my 7yr old to understand. As a developer I'm happy with C or Java based alternatives, but he would struggle!
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revised RCX firmware download problem
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