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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 ...


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The cables you point out are newer Power Function cables and are ill-suited for 9V usage such as with the original Mindstorms kits. Technically, you could daisy-chain two of them and it would work, but that's probably not the best solution. Here is a bigger illustration of the cable, courtesy Philo: You can clearly see that only one end of the cable has a ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Buy a USB to Serial adapter. There are USB IR Towers, but the drivers are only for older version of Windows. A new USB/Serial adapter, on the other hand, should be compatible with Windows 10 (Windows 10 requires signed drivers, so do your homework before buying). Use 3rd party software. For example, Brickx Command Center and leJOS are compatible with RCX and ...


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I've found a seemingly broken website, but from the sources I was able to salvage these addresses, they work just fine (as far as the download goes, I did not check the contents): http://www.brickfactory.info/iso/files/9731_lego_vision_command_xp.zip -> German version http://www.brickfactory.info/iso/files/9722_extreme_creatures_1.0.zip Vision Command ...


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The LEGO Group removed the power adaptor on RCX bricks included in the Robotics Invention System 1.5 onwards - These are often referred to as 1.1 or 1.5 bricks.


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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 ...


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Edit to update: It looks like the NXT version of RDS only really supports the "Tribot", and has partial support for the "ShooterBot", but does not have a simulation of it. 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 ...


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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 ...


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As it just so happens, I'm physically in possession of an English Vision Command CD. I've uploaded the iso here: https://www.mediafire.com/?xo6xfjvnbzaaf7u I didn't upload and post it in that other question you mentioned since I wasn't aware none of the Vision Command ones were English, but I've also updated the answer in that other question with this link ...


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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.


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This did the trick for me. My situation mirrors the original poster. http://neuron.eng.wayne.edu/LEGO_ROBOTICS/software_setup_tutorial.html There are 4 parts to this. BrickControlCenter (brickcc), a driver for the IR tower, an image of the firmware and some other piece of software called the NCQ. I did not install the driver since I was using a USB ...


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As far as I remember, the protocol LEGO uses is incompatible with standard IR protocols used in PCs (not even the same frequency, if I remember correctly). The NQC FAQ has some more explanation on why it's not possible, but their short explanation says it all: Quite simply, these protocols are incompatable. (sic) You may have some success using a NXT ...


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Unfortunately, you cannot use the LEGO 8528 (NXT to RCX adapter) cable with sensors on the EV3. You can use it with motors though. This is because the adapter cable only connects to pins 1 and 2 on the MINDSTORMS (RJ12) connector. On the NXT input (sensor) ports, pin 2 is GND. On the EV3, however, pin 2 on the input port is no longer GND. It is used to ...


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There are a few hurdles to jump through. For the IR tower, you need one of the following: Infrared Transmitter with USB Cable (cheaper BrickLink listings on the part page) (uses USB instead of 9-pin). A USB-to-9-pin adapter with a compatible driver (might be hard to find at this point?). A 32-bit system to run the software on. If you don't have such a ...


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Honestly... it was WAY easier for us to find a computer on eBay! We bought an IBM ThinkPad with Windows 2000 installed on it. We won the auction with a bid of $28 and with shipping it was the best $40 I've spent on eBay! The laptop fired right up, we inserted the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System disc, and voila! It installed quickly and easily. ...


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Just as an aside you can also do the following: sudo ln -s /dev/usb/legousbtower1 /dev/usb/legousbtower0 That worked for me, and my challenge now is that there is no firmware :-)


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Modern hardware/driver support for the RIS is limited, but it's definitely possible to get it working again. The main obstacle is transmitting programs to the Lego RCX brick. The RIS 2.0 came with a USB IR Tower, but the driver does not work on 64-bit Windows. There is also a Serial-port IR Tower available, which works perfectly if you have a 9-pin serial-...


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Just went through this exercise on a Windows 10 64 BIT PC. RCX 1.0 w/ serial IR transmitter. I am able to get the RIS software running w/o issue on Windows 10 via compatibility mode (256 color, Win 98, etc). IR port even detects and turns on in the start up tutorial but as described above, initial download of FW clocks the RCX from 1 to 20 several times ...


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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


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If you'd rather not cut off the ends off two batteries and jury-rig in rods of hot melting glue to act as spacers, and instead have access to a 3D printer, take a look at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:122810 :-) As the contents of the linked page have been removed, here are the original files: And of course the STL file from the archived version of the ...


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LEGO Mindstorms was initially released in 1998, running on Windows 95/98, and Windows 2000 and XP were not supported let alone Windows 7. I know that they did release an updated install CD for the Mindstorms Vision Kit which allowed you to install it on Windows XP (I believe I've still got a copy of this somewhere), however you may be able to install the ...


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There is no non-LEGO product that can substitute the infrared tower used for communicating with the RCX, as the USB and Serial towers use a very specific protocol that does not match that of other Infrared devices. Nonetheless, it does appear that there are schematics available for the IR Tower, courtesy of Mark Bellis: I'm no expert on low-level ...


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The EV3 software is not backwards compatible with RCX 1.0. You will need to install the software from the CD-ROM that would have come with your set. If you do decide to purchase one online, you can do so from a 3rd party marketplace such as Bricklink. Be sure to install the correct version of the CD-ROM (RCX 1.0) and check to see if your operating system ...


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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.


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There are a lot of ISO files with the Robotics Invention System (RIS) software on them. Here's one link: http://www.brickfactory.info/iso/ These will only work on Windows.


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