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by physics-matt
25 Nov 2010, 07:53
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Drivers on school netbook?
Replies: 4
Views: 3095

Re: Drivers on school netbook?

Exactly which drivers are you installing (i.e. where did you get them from) and what do you want to do once they're installed? Installing drivers is usually a means to an end - for the NXT you install drivers so that you can use it with some other software (such as BricxCC or RobotC), and the soluti...
by physics-matt
24 Nov 2010, 21:45
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Drivers on school netbook?
Replies: 4
Views: 3095

Re: Drivers on school netbook?

Depends on what you're trying to install (as well as some other things, such as the operating system you're using). In some cases, it is possible to simply copy the relevant files to the directory containing the executable that you want to run. I've done this many times with software I've written th...
by physics-matt
24 Nov 2010, 21:26
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Need tutorials
Replies: 12
Views: 9711

Re: Need tutorials

A few more details would help: 1. What programming language? 2. What exactly do you mean by "reading" and "writing"? Depending on the context, these could mean a number of different things (e.g. writing to a file? writing to memory? ) I'm sure people here would like to help, it's just not quite clea...
by physics-matt
24 Nov 2010, 20:58
Forum: Mindstorms Projects
Topic: Heli Shooter
Replies: 9
Views: 7056

Re: Heli Shooter

The first turret I ever made had a webcam plugged into a PC with some face detection software and the "Competition cannon" (32074 & 32133c01) attached. That was very exciting... a turret that could track faces and shoot at the same time. Needless to say the missus always checks now before coming int...
by physics-matt
23 Nov 2010, 07:53
Forum: Mindstorms Projects
Topic: Heli Shooter
Replies: 9
Views: 7056

Re: Heli Shooter

I do have this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCPCW_DVXho It shows the bore sight footage in the lower right corner and the rest is the display screen that I created for showing the tracking on the PC. Red blobs indicate a target detected by the cam but not the US rangefinder, green indicates...
by physics-matt
22 Nov 2010, 22:33
Forum: Mindstorms Projects
Topic: Heli Shooter
Replies: 9
Views: 7056

Heli Shooter

Ever since I got a small RC helicopter I've wanted to build a Lego system to shoot at it.

Well... here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwXvXeMxCDo

https://sites.google.com/site/mattsrobo ... li-shooter

Let me know what you think!

Matt
by physics-matt
19 Nov 2010, 18:37
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: List of errors
Replies: 13
Views: 7760

Re: List of errors

i get alot of errors, and some of them i don't know what they mean Some examples would help. One piece of advice I would give is: only focus on the first error you get. The reason is that many subsequent errors may be caused by the first one. For instance, if I remove the semi-colon at the end of l...
by physics-matt
14 Nov 2010, 09:41
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: NXT Virus
Replies: 19
Views: 11217

Re: NXT Virus

For FLL, i was thinking about shutting down the other robot for good! , or just freeze it permanently! I sincerely hope you're not serious about that. First of all, you'd be breaking more rules than I care to count and second, you'd have to be a complete sociopath to do something so malicious to ot...
by physics-matt
02 Nov 2010, 08:25
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: NXC and C programming communication
Replies: 9
Views: 7600

Re: NXC and C programming communication

Again, using C++, you can also use the fantom library supplied by Lego. You need to download the software development kit from their website. It's a C++ library for communicating with the NXT and I've used it on numerous projects where I'm doing intense programming on the PC. I've started writing a ...
by physics-matt
02 Nov 2010, 07:54
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: LeJos: all robot classes and methods in 1?
Replies: 38
Views: 22401

Re: LeJos: all robot classes and methods in 1?

that's really ueber Didn't realise you were so down with the kids! 8-) this was my try, but I already got completely confused what an implementation is, what a constructor is, and what the instance variable is: You really need to take the effort to learn Java properly. Any good tutorial will take y...