Lego Mindstorms - Scout

Lego also released a blue computer called the Scout, which has 2 sensor ports, 2 motor ports (plus one extra if linked with a Micro Scout using a fiber optic cable), and a built in light sensor, but no PC interface. It comes with the Robotics Discovery Set. The Scout can be programmed from a collection of built-in program combinations. In order to program the Scout, a user must enable "power mode" on it. The Scout can store one program.

The Scout is based on a Toshiba microcontroller with 32KB of ROM and 1KB of RAM, where about 400 bytes are available for user-programs. Due to the extremely limited amount of RAM, many predefined subroutines were provided in ROM. The Scout only supports passive external sensors, which means that only touch, temperature and other unpowered sensors can be used. The Analog-to-Digital Converters used in the Scout does only have a resolution of 8 bits in contrast to the 10-bit converters of the RCX.

There was a plan for Lego to create a booster set that allows you to program the Scout from a computer with a software such as RCX code. However, due to the complexity of this project, it was abandoned.

The RCX can control the Scout brick using the "Send IR Message" program block. The RCX does all of the controlling, and therefore can be programmed with the PC, while the Scout accepts commands. The Scout brick must have all of its options set to "off".

Read more about this topic:  Lego Mindstorms

Other articles related to "scout, scouts":

Adam Melhuse - Major League Baseball Career - Scout
... Melhuse is now an advanced scout with MLB. ...
Fédération Nationale Du Scoutisme Marocain - Program and Ideals
... Louveteaux (Cub Scouts) - ages 7 to 11 Eclaireurs (Scouts) - ages 12 to 17 Routiers (Rover Scouts) - ages 17 to 25 The Scout Motto is Kun Musta'idan or كن مستعداً, Be Prepared in Arabic, and is Sois Prêt in ... The noun for a single Scout is Kashaf or كشاف in Arabic ... The Scout emblem of the Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain, as well as those of most federation members, incorporates the seal of Suleiman of the ...
Frederick Russell Burnham
... DSO (May 11, 1861 – September 1, 1947) was an American scout and world traveling adventurer known for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teaching woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell ... began his career at 14 in the American Southwest as a scout and tracker for the U.S ... His descendants are still active in the Scout Movement ...
Scout - Other
... Scout (comics) Scout (operating system) Scout Taylor-Compton The Scout (film), a 1994 film SCOUT, a band that performed their song "State of Main" and bespoke music (in the role of The Miami ... "The Telltale Moozadell" "Scout", the nickname of Jean Louise Finch, the main character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scout, a subsidiary of Ribble Motor Services ... Scout, a slang term at the University of Oxford for a college servant or waiter Scout Toys, an education toy line of LeapFrog Enterprises The Scout, a book by Steven ...
Wezombeli
... in 1975, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1990 ... The Scout association has four sections Louveteaux (Cub Scouts) Scouts Scouts Aînés (Senior Scouts) Routiers (Rover Scouts) The Routiers branch is ... The Scout Motto is Uwe Tayari, Be Prepared in Swahili, and Sois Prêt, Be Prepared in French ...

Famous quotes containing the word scout:

    Simone Clouseau: Jacques would make a wonderful father. He has many redeeming qualities, you know.
    Sir Charles: Name one.
    Simone Clouseau: Oh, he’s kind, loyal, faithful, obedient.
    Sir Charles: You’re either married to a boy scout or a dachshund.
    Blake Edwards (b. 1922)