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LEGO Mindstorms and Rev Robotics
The first library to control Mindstorms Robots from Rev is born at RunRevLive


A few years ago I was looking for a control and motor system that could be used to power a motorised tripod head for shooting 360 degree panoramas from the top of a tall pole. Mindstorms NXT plus some off-the-shelf aluminium structural members did the trick quite nicely. I ended up with a motorised head which you could control via a mobile phone, but not in a very sophisticated manner - more than ‘drive’ and ‘start running program x’, but not by much.

So phone-to-brick communication works, but the plan had always been to use Rev to build a more fully-featured interface for direct computer control, via serial port communications...


Business7 covers RunRev

RunRev have recently received coverage on Business7, a UK news site, RunRev aims to boost programming sector. Read the article in full.


The State of the Window

How do you know if your open document has been saved or what kind of document it is, at a glance? This article takes a look at a couple of Mac OS X features and see how to add them to your Revolution applications using the "ssMacWindows" external.


Quartam Reports Webinar Invite

Join us on October 6th, at 7pm BST (8pm for most of Europe, 2pm Eastern for US viewers) for a free walkthrough by Jan Schenkel of this powerful piece of software. We will also be giving out a generous 33% discount coupon at the Webinar.