July 16, 2006

MacNQC, RCX2 and Lego Mindstorm

Been playing around with my LEGO RIS2.0 kit I got for my birthday. Its great!

Some tips for getting it to all work under OS X Tiger:
  1. Read the README file and download the firmware for the RCX as it will be needed before any programs can be loaded.
  2. Turn off "Fast Firmware Download" in the Communication tab in preferences.
  3. Powerup the RCX, and upload the firmware to it using RCX->Download Firmware from the menu bar.
  4. Viola!
Been doing OK these last few days. I am being mobilised to collect my own stemcells in preparation for my bone marrow transplant in August. Keep getting hiccups though :-P

Cheers,
Steve