[ANN] Squeak Port of Bot-Kit for Lego Mindstorms
zaccone at bucknell.edu
Fri Jun 20 10:33:42 UTC 2003
John Purcell <jpurcell at alum.bucknell.edu> has ported Andy Bower's
Bot-Kit to Squeak <http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~lego>. It allows you
to control the Lego Mindstorms robots in Squeak. You don't need the
Spirit Active-X control to run it. He has implemented everything in
Squeak as part of his honor's thesis at Bucknell.
You will need a machine with a serial port to run this code. So far
he has tested it using Linux and Windows 98.
A couple of issues need to be addressed.
- There is a bug in the handling of "if" statements. John is working
on the fix.
- John would like to make this code even more robust and have it run
using a USB port. This would enable the code to work on a Mac. It
would also make it compatible with more recent versions of the
Mindstorms which come with a USB IR tower.
John is very interested in continuing work on this. He will welcome
any input he receives on improving his code. I don't think John
subscribes to this list, so you will need to communicate with him
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