evank

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  1. I would like to know what programming language is inside the Code Pilot hardware for reading barcodes, and whether anyone has hacked it in interesting ways.
  2. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    It is pretty cool that your post worked out this way! There is a lot more technical information that I hope to get online soon. I will post about it here.
  3. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    There are 13 manuals at https://archive.org/details/@magicratandbarefootgirl now. I found that it's easiest to select the list view, not the default grid view, and then to sort by title, not by the default of date uploaded. More to come.
  4. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Just realized my request for the Lego Engineer software duplicates the fourth message of this entire thread from 2012. :) I sure would like to find that software.
  5. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    A link to 1.3 was already shared. What is "Let's Go"...? Everyone: who's got a copy of Lego Engineer? Links to it across the web are all broken. :(
  6. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Thanks Jar. It was much easier and faster with the spiral bindings removed. The older TC Logo documents were already PDF'd and shared widely around the web before I discovered these sets a few years ago. Just centralizing them now into a safe place.
  7. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Control Lab books are all on the Archive.org site now. Several more TC Logo books (from set 9700) may appear soon. :)
  8. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    He's good, but mainly he is just a Bruce wanna-be. I stopped working on the examples book because its spiral binding was very tight and I was afraid of damaging the paper by turning one more page. Instead, I consulted with @jarstx and suggested removing the spiral wire very carefully, scanning the pages as flat sheets, and then taking it somewhere to be professionally re-bound. He agreed, as long as I promised to do the quick-start guide too, which I was going to skip. I agreed, removed the spirals tonight, and got through the first two chapters. Now the process is no longer painstaking, merely tedious. :)
  9. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    You're confusing the sets. I am talking about Control Lab software for the mid-1990s Interface B #9751. Those cards you mentioned are for Mindstorms RCX. https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=166.36.633 Yep, right reference. :) Hey I am from New Jersey!
  10. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Thanks again @eloybroock! The reference guide is online now: https://archive.org/details/@magicratandbarefootgirl. Next, I got through the first 24 pages of the examples book. Only 102 pages to go there. :( PS. Kudos to anyone who knows the "magic rat and barefoot girl" reference without Googling it.
  11. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Got yet another 40ish pages done tonight. Final 40 in another day or two.
  12. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Pretty sure I'm just talking to myself now. :) I got on a Skype call with the former Lego employee in Denmark. It turns out he worked on the education and curriculum side. He was not an engineer or involved in the hardware/software development. Oh well. :(
  13. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Update, 11:55pm, Sunday ... 50% through the 160-page reference guide. Meanwhile the (short) "directions for use" guide is posted. See https://archive.org/details/@magicratandbarefootgirl.
  14. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Update, 11:40pm, Saturday ... got through the first chapter of the reference guide (40 pages) ... a very tiresome task, but it's important! Look on the bright side, it is 1/4 done.
  15. evank

    Dacta Control Lab Software

    Hey look! One of the books magically showed up on Archive.org. What are the odds. :) https://archive.org/details/cl_setup I will see about editing the title to something more useful. I plan to change the description too. It says this is one of five documents, but there are more than five things to be uploaded. This document is 50ish pages. It took about 45 minutes to scan, save, and upload. The reference guide is 160 pages so it will take much longer. 4:19am here, off to sleep...