USB or traditional serial? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Assemble some required hardware. Follow the instructions of this youtube video. That is how I’m using my old RCX 2. RobotC for RCX 2.

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I tend to favor the 1. With your findings, it should make it less daunting to set everything up. And Yes I knowneither Microsoft nor any decent programmer will endorse this, in contrast.

RCX USB tower support

RCX-compatible motors come in 2 shapes, which I’ll call “rectangular” and “cubic”. Also includes various command-line tools, including the ability to send arbitraty files and opcodes to the RCX, which can be useful for programming in some other languages and for general hacking purposes.

USB on the left; Serial on the right. Wire connector for RCX motors and sensors, seen from the top at left and bottom at right Remote There also exists an infrared remote controlwhich can control the motor outputs of the RCX brick in real time without the need for programming.

Using your LEGO Mindstorms RCX on a modern computer | Christoph Bartneck, Ph.D.

I really appreciate this since rcx was my first robotic kit. It worked fine, except mindtorms could not find the correct drivers for the IR tower.

The let the install program do what it has to do and be patient at the end, when it attempts to register all sorts of things. Sometimes, compiled versions of the software are available for the Mac; other times, it’s necessary to compile the software yourself. Download the RIS version 2 and mount the disk into the virtual machine by clicking on the DVD icon at the bottom of the screen. Mijdstorms Questions Tags Users Unanswered. When downloading firmware or large files to the RCX, I find it helpful to place a box or other opaque structure over the RCX and IR tower in order to prevent visible light interference.


VB6 cumulative update for SP6 from Microsoft. The USB model is more convenient to use due to the lack of additional ubsand seems to be more readily available online.

At least this is what I have learned from the internet after years of searching. This is a surprisingly common thing to want to do.

As a result, the older hardware revision is more durable. Here are links to all the parts I’ve mentioned: In the last step the installer will ask you to restart your minsdtorms.

Using your LEGO Mindstorms RCX on a modern computer

As you can see, such a set doesn’t exist. It cost me some time to figure that out. Finally VB 6 — this is a little more elaborate: To this day i prefer programming in a text editor Kate and using the command line to compile and run a code over any integrated development program.

Thus, if you change the batteries within that time, the brick’s memory will be preserved. The wizard will walk you though a couple more steps and I selected the default options for all of them.


Sign up for a new account in our community. Do you also have a PC with a Linux install? The excitement about a new model, just another LEGO box, new bricks, colors … and it never disappeared since then, in contrast.

That will be part of the RIS setup wizard. Others have produced homemade converter cables which connect the sensors to the correct pins on the EV3, but in any case RCX sensors are unsupported in the official EV3 software, so use of such converters would have to be in conjunction with a third-party firmware such as LeJOS or ev3dev. The next shock came aroundwhen. Happily, inside the RCX there is a small capacitor, which maintains power to the RAM for approximately 20 seconds after the batteries are removed.

Email Required, but never shown. For many years, the common wisdom was that the USB infrared tower was not supported on bit versions of windows, the reason leyo that LEGO never wrote a bit driver for the USB tower. Select it and click on “Forward”.