I am a teacher and I use for years Lego RCX in science and technology . Now that I have Windows Surface Pro 2 , I would like if possible to use my RCX robotics kits on windows 10 ? Is that possible ?

  • LEGO Education discontinued its direct support for existing users of the RCX at the end of 2009. Have you tried to install the software? – Ambo100 Jan 10 '16 at 12:41

I have successfully used RCX with a USB to Serial converter (hardware) to connect to the tower, and Bricxcc software with Windows 7. The Bricxcc is free software. I found that I had to start by upgrading the RCX firmware to

firm0332.lgo: RCX firmware version 3.32. This version came with the last Robotics sets with the RCX released by LEGO Education. As far as I’m aware , this is the last version ever released by LEGO.

as recommended on the pbrick dot info site. After that everything went smoothly. I used nqc for all the programming.

My son built the Minerva robot from the book "The Unofficial Guide to Lego Mindstorms Robots" for a school project and a biped from another book with the RCX.

We didn't try to get the "RCX Code Graphical Programming Environment" working at all.

If what you want is to run the Lego RCX software under Windows 10, I cannot answer that, but you can still use the RCX brick as long as you can access the tower to send code to it.


Don't bother unless you want lots of pain with little results. You can try a windows emulator, either on a Windows or Mac host. I recall parallels on the Mac worked quite well.

It won't work with Linux or Mac Wine very well, though you will have better luck if you have a traditional serial tower with some hosts.

As per the other answer, switch to another environment like BricxCC or NQC or LejOS.

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