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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Operating System that will be used with the RCX Controller is BrickOs.
Once the BrickOs operating system has been installed on the RCX Controller, then a compiled C program for the RCX Controller may be installed.
If there is a message which indicates that the existing operating system could not be deleted, remove one battery, press the On-Off key, replace the battery and repeat the command to install the operating system.
www.enel.ucalgary.ca /People/Turner/SkateBot/Intro/intro.html   (1567 words)

 List of operating systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AMIX (Amiga porting of Unix System V release 3.1 with Amiga A2500UX and SVr4.0 with Amiga A3000UX.
System V (a release of ATandT Unix, 'SVr4' was the 4th minor release)
NNIX - an operating system for running programs in MMIX assembly language, which are both used as (fictional) illustrations in The Art of Computer Programming.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_operating_systems   (1295 words)

 Realtidssystem HT2002
BrickOS (formerly known as LegOS) is a small Operating System for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX unit.
BrickOS programs are written in C or C++ and compiled to native code for the Hitachi H8 (most other programming environments for the RCX depends on the virtual machine that is the default programming environment from Lego).
BrickOS is currently (October 2002) in the middle of a development process with a 1.0 release as its goal.
user.it.uu.se /~tobiasa/RT-TF02/ass1/legos.html   (2925 words)

 Encyclopedia: Lego Mindstorms
Almost all kinds of real life embedded systems, from elevator controllers to industrial robots, may be modelled using Mindstorms.
An embedded system is a special-purpose computer system, which is completely encapsulated by the device it controls.
A Digitrax DCC system Digital Command Control (DCC) is a scheme for controlling locomotives on a model railroad layout that allows more than one locomotive to occupy the same electrical section of track.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lego-Mindstorms   (1525 words)

 brickOS - Installation RFC
Today all of these forms of use require downloading the source package and building the operating system and tools after which one can finally start writing code for the robots and/or modifying the operating system and testing it.
When I packaged brickOS for Debian where the most common model is for packages to be installed and ready for immediate use I created the first install of brickOS.
At the time I was not part of the brickOS team so I simply built from source and setup my packaging rules to find the appropriate pieces and copy them to the proper installed location.
brickos.sourceforge.net /release/install-rfc.htm   (393 words)

 Encyclopedia: BrickOS operating system
brickOS (previously legOS) is an alternative operating system for the Lego Mindstorms RCX Controller.
It also provides a C/C++ development environment for RCX programs using gcc and g++ (the GNU C and C++ cross compilation tool chain) and the necessary tools to download programs to the RCX.
In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/BrickOS-operating-system   (264 words)

 Practical exercises on Lego Mindstorm robots
The LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System consists of a bunch of LEGO pieces and the RCX (Robotics command System) unit (see picture on the right).
BrickOS (formarly known as LegOS) is a small Operating System for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX unit.
BrickOS programs are written in C and compiled to native code for the Hitachi H8 (most other programming environments for the RCX depends on the virtual machine that is the default programming environment from Lego).
arti.vub.ac.be /cursus/2004-2005/autosys/material/mindstorms/mindstorm.html   (1497 words)

 [No title]
The system will then be tested as a whole to see how the modules will interact and to find any unexpected flaws in their design or code.
BrickOS Task and Memory Monitor (BTMM), Justification and Fesability, Charles H. Mancinelli, The University of Scranton, 2003.
A system is composed of modules, which is in turn composed of units of code.
www.cs.uofs.edu /~chm6/senior_project/documentation/td.doc   (1779 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The original operating system designed to drive the brick’s processor by Lego is the Mindstorm OS that comes with the brick, it is a powerful OS with a graphical program building API that can be used by younger audiences.
At the start of the operating system a dummy processes is created called pd_single this is used the first time the scheduler runs and is taken off when it comes time to select a new process, And is not used again until all processes have been removed.
The first method we used to debug the operating system is scattered throughout the code in the kernel/tm.c file(found in sections 3 and 4).
www.cs.ecu.edu /~hochberg/fall2002/brickOS/scheduleLinux.doc   (6984 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Distributed and Parallel Robot System Otto J. Anshus Department of Computer Science University of Tromsoe Norway As a part of a course on distributed systems, we have developed a distributed and parallel robot project using computers and networks of different performance and failure characteristics.
In our experience the system practically guarantees that a lot of work is done on the project as misbehaving robots are much more fun than any other misbehaving computers.
Overall, the system is simple enough to be understood, but complex enough to provide for an interesting distributed system with specialized services including a cluster for high performance computing.
www.cs.princeton.edu /systems-lunch/abstracts/2003_10_7_otto.txt   (333 words)

Pointshop3D is a system for interactive shape and appearance editing of 3D point-sampled geometry.
The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is to provide a free library of C data structures and routines, forming a system portability layer to as many operating systems as possible, including Unices, MS Win32, BeOS and OS/2.
AtheOS is a free operating system for the Intel architecture released under the GNU licence.
www.stack.nl /~dimitri/doxygen/projects.html   (6344 words)

 Free Software Download - System::Operating System Kernels - Programs For All
Falcon is a new operating system which provides a fast kernel (combined with a fast filesystem) as well as an intuitive GUI.
DALAX is an Operating System for 32 bit protected mode on the 386+ family of processors.
it is an operating system that has emulators to run applications developed for other platforms.
www.programs4all.net /category/system-operating-system-kernels/index_25.htm   (490 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
brickOS README.use - easiest forms of interaction with source Updated: 16 Oct 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The brickOS make system is written to accommodate the following styles of use: (s1) A person who is only interested in writing code for robots which are running a pre-built brickOS.
(s2a) A person who wants to reconfigure the brickOS operating system to enable devices or services not normally enabled in the default build.
(s2b) A person who wants to experiment with the brickOS operating system directly, modifying and testing it (s3) A person who wants to do all of these from time to time.
www.cs.montana.edu /courses/445/resources/downloads/BrickOS/brickos-0.9.0/README.use   (441 words)

 Operating Systems and Middleware Group at HPI - Distributed Control Lab
The Distributed Control Lab is situated at the Operating Systems and Middleware Chair and deals with software paradigms and design patterns that allow an interconnection of middleware-based components and embedded mobile systems.
The primary point of interest is how to reach a predictable system behaviour (regarding to timing behaviour, fault tolerance or resource usage) in an unstable environment.
The evaluation of the different approaches is done with the help of case studies, one example is a web-based control of mobile robots in the lab.
www.dcl.hpi.uni-potsdam.de /research/dcl   (1265 words)

 Almost ASAP semantics
In our case study, we use the BrickOS operating system running on LEGO MINDSTORMS Bricks to implement the sender and the receiver.
To connect the two Bricks, we use a wire plugged to an output gate of the sender and to an input gate of the receiver.
For this case study, all the models for HyTech and Uppaal and the generated C code for BrickOs are available either as a compressed archive [audio.tgz] or one file at the time:
www.ulb.ac.be /di/ssd/madewulf/aasap   (410 words)

 Lego Mindstorms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lego Mindstorms programmable brick shown alongside a light, three sensors (touch, light and rotation) and an electric motor.
There is a strong community of professionals and hobbyists of all ages involved in the sharing of designs, programming techniques and other ideas associated with Lego Mindstorms.
There is also an LCD that can display the battery level, status of the input/output ports, which program is selected or running, and other information.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lego_Mindstorms   (574 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Any parts supplied with the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System which are lost, broken, modified or destroyed must be replaced by the team.
The BrickOs operating system environment for the RCX Controller will be supported and made available in the ENGG 253 laboratory.
For test purposes, it is essential that the SkateBot operator be able to determine the state of the RCX Controller while it is executing the control program.
www.enel.ucalgary.ca /People/Turner/SkateBot/Details/details.html   (1511 words)

 BrickOS Linux Installation HOWTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This HOWTO describes the configuration and installation of brickOS under Linux with kernel 2.6 and the LEGO USB Tower.
brickOS is Markus L. Noga's alternative operating system for the Lego Mindstorms RCX controller.
By applying a patch to the brickOS sources it is possible to make it work under 2.6 kernel (tested with 2.6.8) and GCC 3.4.
did.mat.uni-bayreuth.de /~matthias/veranstaltungen/ws2004/mindstorms/doc/brickos-howto.html   (833 words)

 Robots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is a rover bot produced using Lego's Mindstorm Robotics Invention System (uk) (us).
The one in the background carries its load on a forklift unit similar to a manual forklift truck.
I have worked on the communications and control systems for these types of robots as well as simulations of AGV systems.
web.telia.com /~u30014342/robots.html   (1191 words)

 brickOS™ at SourceForge
If you program in C or C++ and would like to be able to write programs for your RCX in these same languages then brickOS is for you.
We encourage everyone to contribute changes and help with testing of brickOS, and we provide access to our development sources via anonymous CVS and test releases.
We are trying to provide a couple of releases each year and are always looking for further ideas and enhancements for brickOS.
brickos.sourceforge.net   (421 words)

 ::: T I M E S :::
To use the code generation for a RCX brick you need to have the brickOS operating system installed on the brick.
Note that brickOS 0.2.6 does not work with GCC from the 3.x series.
The code generation does not require brickOS to be installed.
www.it.uu.se /research/group/darts/times/synthesis.shtml   (406 words)

 John Regehr's Research Page
Developers typically allocate stack memory in an embedded system in an unscientific manner, such as increasing stack size slightly each time the system crashes due to stack overflow during testing.
SPAK is a library of efficient C functions that is organized around a data structure representing a set of real-time tasks.
Hourglass is sort of a swiss-army knife for analyzing scheduling behavior on general-purpose operating systems.
www.cs.utah.edu /~regehr/research   (1970 words)

 BEST Course Summer 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
There is a number of systems that allow you to program an RCX using textual programming languages ressembling C, Java, or even Common LISP.
NQC is a system allowing you to program the RCX using a restricted C-like language.
BrickOS is an operating system used instead of the original LEGO MINDSTORMS firmware.
www.cs.lth.se /home/Jacek_Malec/best/software.shtml   (1197 words)

 UU/IT/Programming Lego Mindstorms using BrickOS
(formerly known as LegOS) is a small Operating System for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX unit.
BrickOS is currently (March 2003) in the middle of a development process with a 1.0 release as its goal.
If you choose to use the wait_event system call it is described in more detail in the notes_on_wait_event document.
www.it.uu.se /edu/course/homepage/realtid/H04/ass2   (3014 words)

 Project's Done   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The main purpose of this project is to be familiar with programming embedded RT-sysytems and understanding the demands put on such systems.BrickOS is a small Operating System for the LEGO Mindstroms RCX unit.
BrickOS is cross-compiled on a PC under Linux or Windows environment.BrickOS programs are written in c or c++.
BrickOS offers pre-emptive multitasking, dynamic memory management, POSIX semaphores, as well as native access to display, buttons, IR communication, motors and sensors.
users.du.se /~v04srpad/projects.html   (210 words)

 List of operating systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
ANCHORz, developed by ETA Systems for use in their ETA-10 line of supercomputers
NOS (acronym for "Network Operating System"), developed by CDC for use in their CDC Cyber line of supercomputers
System V (a release of AT&T Unix, 'SVr4' was the 4th minor release)
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/List-of-operating-systems.htm   (1097 words)

 Michael Jones, PhD: BrickOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Now we just have to get it, install it and see if there's a simulator/emulator for it.
Is this a symbolic model checker for BrickOS?
Almost, its a tool set for "modelling, schedulability analysis, synthesis of (optimal) schedules and executable code" It had a tools paper at TACAS 2002.
lal.cs.byu.edu /~jones/blog/archives/2003/10/brickos.html   (119 words)

 Times Documentation
Hitachi H8 processor of a LEGO Mindstorms RCX brick running brickOS 0.2.6.
(Note that brickOS was formerly known as legOS and that the version supported by Times was released under the old name.
You will find instructions on how to get and install operating system from the brickOS website.
www.it.uu.se /research/group/darts/times/help/synthesis.shtml   (406 words)

 A Lego-robot with camera controlled by Matlab
The robot itself uses legOS (nowadays known as brickOS) as it's operating system.
They would have helped the control of the robot really a lot, as with the current system there's no way (other than doing image analysis on the camera's picture) to know exactly how much the robot has moved and how fast it is moving.
To download the operating system and the program to the RCX Brick you will also need WinLegOs.
www.abo.fi /fak/ktf/rt/robot/print.php   (2506 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The BrickOS is an operating system for the Lego Mindstorm Robotics Invention System.
It can be used to demonstrate and study all the principles that real time system incorporate.
Many programmers on their own time designed the BrickOS so that a user of the operating system can program the RCX using C/C++.
www.cs.uofs.edu /~chm6/seniorproject.htm   (99 words)

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