The Microsoft Robotics Studio Samples Update package contains a new set of samples and tutorials that were not included in the Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.5) release as well as a few bug fixes to existing samples. The Samples Update package covers the following two areas:

  • A complete redesign of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Services that greatly facilitates use in Microsoft Visual Programming Language. The new services provide full access to LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT ranging from a new brick service to services representing all of the standard motors and sensors. In addition, services are now also provided for a set of new sensors from HiTechnic and MindSensors. The redesigned LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT services do not interfere with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT services provided as part of Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.5) and can be used completely side-by-side. Check out the new tutorials and samples!
  • Code for two new service tutorials (service tutorial 8 and service tutorial 9) illustrating how to declare generic DSS contracts as well as how to implement and extend such generic contracts in ways that preserves backwards compatibility. The service tutorials also demonstrate how to implement multi-headed services where a service can be implemented as if it contained multiple related but independent service instances operating completely side-by-side.

Bug fixes include:

  • Updated SimuluationTutorial2 Visual Studio solution to include simple dashboard project and its dependencies to avoid assembly version mismatch if compiling only SimulationTutorial2.