What is brickOS?
brickOS is an open source embedded operating
system and provides a C and C++ programming environment for the Lego
Mindstorms Robotics Kits, allowing the owner of such a kit to program in
good old C (and now C++) instead of the standard Lego Programming Language.
It was originally developed on Linux, but should run on most Unices as well
brickOS consists of an alternative operating system for the
Mindstorms RCX and demonstration programs written in C and C++. Also
provided are utilities which allow you to download the OS to the RCX and
download your compiled programs to the RCX.
The brickOS distribution provides the sources for the operating system,
the demo programs and the utilities. You will also need an Hitachi H8 cross
compiler assembler and linker (basic tool chain). Our instructions, found
at our Docs page, help you obtain and configure these tools. After
they are installed you will be able to build the OS, the utilities and
finally, programs of your own for controlling your creations.
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