The current version is 1.00 (as of 04/16/2000 ).
There is a online version of the Documentation for 1.00.
There is also a list of opcodes/functionality which is done, and stuff
left to do
Download Win32 patch. To use this just
replace the RCX.pm from the distribution with the RCX.pm from the
patch. Thanks to Iain M Barker for this
one. I haven't had a chance to verify it hasn't broken Unix functionality
yet so that is why I am distributing it separately.
I will also try to keep an old version around in case I ever break
There is a bug that was reported by Chris Scheller in which it appears if
you execute a program with (it appears to be an odd number of commands)
then the first command will be missed if it is run again. The solution
to this problem is to execute the alive method as your first command
after the creation of the LEGO::RCX object. Example:
$rcx = LEGO::RCX->new("$port");
There will be code in the 1.00 release that will fix this problem and
eliminate the need for this.
There seem to be a problem with initialization of the serial port. The
green lite will go on but the RCX does not respond. The solution is
to first use NQC or
similar program to send a command to the rcx like
nqc -pgm 3.
This does a correct initialization of the serial port that seems to be good
until you reboot.
There is definatly some missing functionality. Some of the things
I would like to do in the future would be
See the TODO file for more details.
- Added any missing functionality
- Make the serial com part more robust and possibly portable
- Add ability to upload and down load software and parts
of software( a single task ).
- Clean up the code to make it more modular
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