(O/T) Anyone following Real Robots?
johngay at eircom.net
Fri Aug 6 14:52:12 PDT 2004
Since many here are in England/Ireland/Europe I was wondering if any other
Linux people had built the Real Robots from Eaglemoss?
The main robot is now finished and the handset/controller is complete enough
for the computer-link software, except the application provided is
Windows-only. Thinking that the programming code and communication protocols
should be basic, I wrote asking them if they could provide details to allow
Linux users to experiment with it. Here is the reply:
I am afraid that it is against company policy to pass out information
regarding our CD formats or protocols.
I realise that this is a disappointment and can only apologise.
We hope you continue to enjoy all other aspects of this project.
From: John Gay [mailto:johngay at eircom.net]
Sent: 06 August 2004 02:45
To: Robot Support
Subject: Programming info for Linux users?
I've been collecting the Real Robots magazines and have built my Cybot
have been having great fun playing with it. Unfortunately, since I don't
MicroSoft Windows on my computer, I can't start programming my cybot for
I was hoping that you might provide some information about the data
and transmission protocols that would allow Linux users like myself to
and implement Linux based programs for cybot.
I realise that the Linux community is not large enough to warrent your
developing a Linux based application, but if the information was
the Linux community could develop the tools themselves.
Hopefully you are able to release this information to allow the Linux
community to enjoy cybot as much as the MicroSoft community does.
So, I was wondering, with so many hardware/programming experts on this list in
the UK/Europe area who might have access to the Real Robots hardware, would
anyone be interested in hacking it?
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