for MINDSTORMS - Compiling and Downloading
Now that we have the
correct platform type selected and a sample program loaded, it's time to
compile and download
it to the robot.
Prerequisite: Make sure that your
NXT is connected to your computer via USB and is powered on with a
fully charged battery.
1. If you plan on making any changes to the sample program you will need to save a copy of it first (this way any changes
to the program will be made to the copy and the original will remain intact).
To do this, navigate to the 'File' menu option and select 'Save As'. Select where
you want to save the program, give it a name, and click 'Save'. ROBOTC will now
save any changes you make to the program to the copy instead of the sample program
2. Once you
have saved your program, navigate to the Robot menu and select the "Compile
and Download" option. A progress bar will pop up showing the compilation/download
3. After the program has
finished downloading the progress bar will disappear and be replaced by a debug
window. This is the window used to control when the program starts and
ends. To start the program simply click the 'Start' button and when
you wish to stop the program (assuming it hasn't ended itself automatically),
you can click the 'Stop' button.