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leet hacker

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From: Hobbiton, Shire, Middle-Earth
Registered: 07-30-2007
so i'm doing a lego mindstorms (rcx, not nxt) physics project where a tower thingy drops a ball and the rcx measures how long it took to fall. so when the ball falls it hits a platform at the bottom that is connected to a touch sensor, and the sensor is supposed to stop the timer and display how much time has been elapsed. the only problem is that i can't figure out how to stop the timer, and i'm pretty sure that it can't be done in the regular drag-and-drop ide. does anyone know how to go about doing this?

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ArchAngel

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http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nqc/

Drag-and-drop programming is for noobs.
Pros use NQC.

Mindstorms. nice. It's been a while since I've used mine.
I have the RCX, too.

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Mene-Mene

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From: Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Registered: 10-23-2006
Lucky.... I wish I had a mindstorm, I'm "saving" up for the Genesis Bow. ($200)

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leet hacker

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From: Hobbiton, Shire, Middle-Earth
Registered: 07-30-2007
quote:
Originally posted by ArchAngel:
Drag-and-drop programming is for noobs.
Pros use NQC.
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that must mean i'm a noob. i have bricxcc and i want to learn it, but i have never gotten around to it. i found a program for a stopwatch so i will just use that.

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MastaLlama

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Registered: 08-10-2005
i have a book on programming mindstorm...i've never had the parts though