I am new here and I am in need of some help.
I teach a basic robotics class for many years now. I have 20something RCXs and they have served us well. The kids still like them. The building is easy. Programming with Robolab is relatively easy. The IF towers are mostly USB, but I have some serial towers too.
Due to financial reasons, I have never been able to upgrade to NXTs. I certainly cannot buy 15 new kits (and then do it again when those get phased out by Lego). But I do need to upgrade my classroom computers to Win7 for other reasons. Unfortunately, Robolab does not run on Windows 7.
I need software that will allow me to continue using the RCXs with Windows 7. Is BricxCC a good option? I don’t mind a text-based user interface but I have not been able to get it to talk to the RCX, even with the old XP computers. What bits am I missing?
Does anyone have any ideas for an alternative to Lego software that would allow the control of an RCX under Windows 7?
Thanks a bunch!