LEGO Robot Game

Back in 2005-2006 I was writing my masters thesis at the University of Ã…rhus. I was studying was if using a high level language would be useful for programming embedded systems like the LEGO RCX. I used JAVA as the high level language. Java can be run on the RCX using the LeJOS firmware and classes.

To see if this really had any effect on development time I had to do some sort of practical project that would also include a bit of robotics and embedded systems. Why not make something fun? A game where a bunch of robots whould bash the hell out of each other seemed like a good idea…

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JAVA control class for DACTA 70909

The LEGO DACTA 70909 controller has 8 outputs and 8 inputs that can be controlled from a PC via the serial port.

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As a part of my thesis in computer science that I did in 2006, I coded a JAVA class that can control the box. It also comes with a some example code that will enable you to control the box.

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