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The problem is that the program on the brick is compiled into the machine language of the brick.  You actually can copy that program back to the computer, but then you cannot modify it in any way.   This is rarely of any use.  It would serve to move the program from one brick to another.. but that's about the only use I can think of.

Harry Baya
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Emory & Henry College
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From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sonya Shaver
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Firmware and software

I think this was brought up last year, and I think the final answer was no, there's not.  I hope I am wrong!  I'm so sorry.  :(  Maybe you can find it somewhere on your computer.  Are you sure it's not saved somewhere else?

Sonya in Harrisonburg



On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Susan Henk <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Highjacking because I can't figure out how to access the listserv and start a new thread - Sorry!

Our team downloaded a program to the brick and somehow it was not saved on the computer - Does anyone know if there is a way to upload the file from the brick back to the computer????

Thanks for any help!
Susan

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Brandy bergenstock
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:46 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Firmware and software

You can tell what version your robot brick is running by clicking on settings in the robot, or by clicking the brick shaped image (on the upper right corner of the square at the bottom) of programming screen that tells you about your brick (you know the place where you erase unwanted programs :)  It will tell you your battery charge and your firmware version there.
  We did not encounter any programming issues with our robot after upgrading.
Regards,
Brandy


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From: Jane Jiang <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Firmware and software

I am a little hesitate to let the team upgrade the laptop they program with.  I tried to upgrade my laptop.  The installation completed without any issue.   However, I could not figure out how I can tell for sure that I am now on version 2.1.   I tried Help ->About LEGO NXT MINDSTORM NXT EDU..., but could not find any version number.   Does anyone know how to tell the version number?

Did anyone encounter any problem running existing programs after the upgrade?

Many thanks for your help,

Jane Jiang
Team 3186 - Brainy Bunch

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From: Ralph Grove <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Firmware and software
The most recent firmware version is 1.31. There are some notes at the Lego firmware download site (http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/files/firmware.aspx#Patches) that explain the changes that were made from the previous version.

The latest version of the Mindstorms NXT software is 2.1. If you have version 2.0, you can upgrade to version 2.1 by using the patch available on the vadcfll.org<http://vadcfll.org> website (under Coaching Resources). If you have an older (1.x) version, you can purchase the newer software from Lego.

Ralph

On 9/30/11 4:25 PM, Sonya Shaver wrote:
Hello,
Can anyone inform me about firmware and software?  Is the most updated firmware 1.31?

If you go to this link and search for firmware, it lists Firmware 1.31 at the top, but it doesn't say NXT Firmware.

Also, does the software change and get updated too?  Or would the Mindstorms software from three years ago be the same as what is current right now?

Thanks in advance!

Sonya Shaver
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