Online control of VEX from PC

Dear EasyC,

Please could you help me to achieve easy online control of my VEX. I wish to run programs C/Java etc… on my computer which control the robot online. I know this should be possible, and you achieve it in your online viewer, and it is absolutely essential for the learning algorithms we wish to use.

Many thanks,
Dr. Chrisantha Fernando
QMUL

You have two choices:

  1. You could reverse engineer the Serial protocol on the online window. As of right now I am unable to release this protocol. I’ll talk to some people, no promises. You would need to communicate through the joystick.

  2. That or you can use this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10050
    and use the UART ports and parse the data.

Honestly what your looking to do is more in line with the VexPro Controller.