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Developer living in Manchester, UK. I develop server-side enterprise development on windows using C#/C++/SQL Server. I also work on web service (rest) interfaces and business process integration.

In my own time I'm learning Android development and playing with Mono and the netduino hardware platform.


Feb
19
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
31
awarded  Popular Question
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
8
revised RCX firmware download problem
Added update#2
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!
Feb
7
awarded  Editor
Feb
7
revised RCX firmware download problem
Added more details of error
Feb
7
awarded  Student
Feb
7
asked RCX firmware download problem