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Software => Software => Topic started by: bitsimo on January 18, 2007, 01:16:08 PM

Title: NXT manual control
Post by: bitsimo on January 18, 2007, 01:16:08 PM
hi .. i've just started using the lego NXT mindstorm. I've programmed it using RobotC. I wanted to know if I can manually control the NXT thru a host computer . I do not want to control a car which the bricxcc does . I wanted actual control over the degrees the motor rotates .
Title: Re: NXT manual control
Post by: Qubix on January 24, 2007, 08:09:22 AM
There is a new "dashboard" application for the PC end whichmay give you control you want, you can download it from

or there is also Microsoft robotics studio which allows to monitor state and contol the NXT over bluetooth

I haven't tried either of them out but my guess would be that the RoboDNA application would be easier to use straight away but but MRS will be a more powerful tool in the long run (my NXT is still in the box crying out to be connected to something)

Hope this is of help :)