Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Computer, Bluetooth and .NET

A new computer arrived today. Supposedly a beast. This is the computer we will use to program the NXTs.

About the Bluetooth, it is still killing us. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. The problem might be, might be, that we in fact do not know what is going on under the hood. Which protocols and how many protocol layers is used? Communication between NXTs works seamlessly, but as soon as Windows is drawn in the picture, something goes wrong.

Despite the Bluetooth problems, we had a breakthrough with .NET. Microsoft Robotics Studio together with Visual Studio might do the job for us. Hopefully it has a full API such that we can program and control every bit of the NXTs. We have not yet created a program ourselves that can be downloaded or can control the NXTs, but we have tested a .NET application that did.

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