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I have been trying to get python on my EV3 brick using an EV3 MicroPython SD card image as described on the Lego website. The EV3 brick seem fine with its new OS.

Instead my problems are at the computer end. When connecting the EV3 to my PC by USB cable and the Visual Studio Code editor (as prescribed by the Lego documentation) I can find and connect to the EV3 brick. But as soon as I try to actually do something with the connected device I get a blue screen of death.

According to the Lego homepage the systems requirements for EV3 MicroPython is Windows 10. I use Windows 7 on my computer which by itself should explain the problems. Nevertheless my question is if this seems plausible? Have others had the same problem? Is there any other way to use Python programming on my EV3 brick without having to change OS on my computers?

  • Does the BSOD offer any clues to what causes the crash? – Alexander O'Mara Dec 18 '19 at 5:28
  • There should be a dump file created here %SystemRoot%memory.dmp i.e C:\Windows\memory.dmp If you could make that file somehow available, I or others could analyze it. – Michael Verschaeve Dec 18 '19 at 10:25
  • I haven't heard of this causing a BSOD before (I wrote a significant portion of the software in question, so I would be more likely to hear user feedback than most people :-) ). It sounds like a hardware problem with your computer. Is there another computer you could use instead? – David Lechner Dec 18 '19 at 16:14
  • What's the stop code (usually on second paragraph)? What's the bugcheck code (i.e. 0x00000f or something)? – mindstormsboi May 13 at 11:24
  • Apparently Windows 10/8/7 all had problems with freezing when USB devices were inserted, and only one other guy out there had a BSOD instead. This might help: easeus.com/partition-manager-software/… – mindstormsboi May 13 at 11:28

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