SW for LEGO Mindstorms

Well we’ve just been given an older LEGO Mindstorms Robotics 2.0 system from the neighbors. Their kids are off at University now and they thought my kids might get a kick out of it.

Only one problem - no RCX SW CD and I’ve never played with this stuff. Do I need the SW? Can I even find it since I’m noticing that LEGO has moved to NXT? Does anyone have any experience with this or useful links I can use to dig into it?

You’ll at least need some sort of software to program it. I was able to find this: http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/

It’s a free / open-source development environment for programming the RCX. However, I just skimmed the description, and it wasn’t clear whether that software will also handle sending programs to the RCX brick.

If that doesn’t do the trick, I think I’ve got an RCX CD lying around. I’ll see if I can find it.

Should have thought of source forge. Thanks.