[Squeakland] RE: LEGO MindStorm control
heiland at indiana.edu
Mon Jun 28 08:57:51 PDT 2004
Thanks for the reply, John. I'm simply trying to connect these 2
projects (Squeak & Mindstorm) to make for a more interesting
education/outreach project. I happen to be using Windows - simply
because that's what the various groups (schools, libraries, Girl Scout
camp) have in their computer labs.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Purcell [mailto:john.purcell at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 9:53 PM
> To: Randy Heiland
> Subject: Re: LEGO MindStorm control
> Hi Randy,
> The package you found was developed with RIS 1.5 using a serial IR
> tower. I've been thinking about looking into a solution for the USB
> tower, but haven't had much luck yet. I don't know of many other
> people using mindstorms in squeak; the other stuff that is out there
> is pretty old (http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2412) and I don't
> know of anyone that has successsfully used version 2.0.
> There is a possibility that squeak could interface with the api that
> lego provides to talk to the USB IR tower (though that won't be of
> much use to you if you're not running windows). There is also the
> possibility of developing a custom driver that squeak could talk to.
> The driver option would involve some heavy-duty coding though.
> I would be interested in knowing what you're using the kit for, and
> what operating system you are using.
> - John
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:45:18 -0500, Randy Heiland
<heiland at indiana.edu>
> > Hi Squeakers,
> > Is anyone out there controlling your LEGO MindStorm from Squeak? I
> > found this page:
> > http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~lego/
> > and just attempted to use it, but was unsuccessful. On closer
> > it's probably because I'm using MindStorm Invention 2.0 with an IR
> > attached via USB.
> > Any advice/links, etc much appreciated!
> > --Randy
More information about the Squeakland