The RS Media USBNet Console has been updated. The instructions are now revised and clarified so that it is easier to install the system. Also a file was moved to the proper directory in the package. In addition, if you uninstall the old driver and install the new driver in this update, then you will see "RS Media USB Console" in the LibUSB Devices menu in your Device Manager. The newest version is RSMediaUSBConsole-1.5.1.zip which you can download in the files area.
We now have RS Media Disassembly documentation and Remote control disassembly and reassembly documentation in our Wiki's new Hardware section:
We now have a new Serial Port Networking package ready for download that allows you to run a web server and a telnet server right from the robot! You must have the serial port hack done to your robot as this only works with a direct non-USB cable connection. Also you will need to be sure your robot is running the Version 2 firmware.
Helibot and Nocturnal have done it again! The guys worked together to bring you a firmware refresh package. Many thanks also goes to Randy from WowWee Robotics who helped to publish the firmware sources for everyone to obtain. This new package will upgrade your version 1 firmware RS Media robot (without USBNet feature) to factory defaults of a late model version 2 firmware with the USBNet feature by reflashing the firmware. WARNING: REFLASHING FIRMWARE VOIDS YOUR ROBOT'S WARRANTY! That said, this is a good way to upgrade a hosed bot. As always, before anything does go wrong, be sure to use the Firmware Dump Script to back up your robot's firmware before you start development, just in case! ... read more
I've updated the main web site and added a menu item for our new Wiki, which is a work in progress. See the RS Media Video Camera System area, Color Tracking article as it's converted from the article that used to be in the robot lab site.
I've created a new project application form. Those wishing to join the project, please go to this URL and you'll get all the info you need as well as the online application form.
The project web site is now online at:
I would also like to welcome Helibot to the team. Actually, he's always been on the team. :) I just have him added officially to this SourceForge Project.
Tracking is now enabled. Bugs, Feature Requests, support, etc. are all online.
I've split up the dev kit files into several packages. There's source code, serial console, firmware dump, and cross-tool compiler to compile C programs in any linux system. The executable will then run on the RS Media. The FreeScale source code is actually a link to FreeScale's site to download it (as it's over 400MB). For more information on the RS Media see http://bytebin.net/robotics/rsmedia and http://robocommunity.com.