fischertechnik FtTx (Tx controller) and FT16 (Robo Interface) services RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello Trevor,

    I am busy to develop a FtTx- service for the fischertechnik Tx-controller.
    This in consultation with Fischtechnik Germany.

     A couple of months ago I did publish a prototype for the Robo Interface.
    -) Usable with the Main controller with 0..3 extensions or
        extension as stand alone,
     -) RF or USB

    -) One  or more instances.

    -) RoboInt Radio Call mechanism

    -) Infra Red controller

     This version is available at:


     I have also a questions:

    -) I like to come in contact with potential users for the FtTx service.
    -) Are there Universities or HBO in the Netherlands who having interrest in a FTTx service?
        Please contact me.

    • Changed type cvl-ft Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:03 AM
    Friday, February 12, 2010 12:49 PM

All replies

  • Hi Carel,

    I visited your web site but I could not see how to contact you. Please let me know.

    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:52 AM
  • Hi Carel,

    I'm interested as potential user for the FtTx service for MS-RDS


    • easy mechanism for concurrent processes
    • downloadable packages to Robo TX so it could run in stand-alone mode

    Best regards, 

    Rei Vilo


    Monday, April 5, 2010 10:04 AM
  • Sorry Trevor, I missed the notification of your message.



    Monday, April 5, 2010 10:08 AM
  • Hi Rei Vilo,

    A downloadeble package for the TXC is not possible for the moment.
    RDS activities are soap based.

    To develop a soap base interface insteat of a API based interface, Msc must redevelop the communication interface.

    Unfortunately the TXC has also no Ethernet/Wifi interface.

    Best regards,


    Monday, April 5, 2010 10:16 AM
  • I restarted my develop activities.

    I hope to have a proto type ready soon.

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:16 AM
  • I made a HOWTO on creating a wrapper serivce for the fischer 16- and 32-bit interfaces using the DLLs they provide.  The code is pretty straightforward.  It's just a demo, but it works and it could easily be expanded.


    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 7:36 PM
  • Hi Ima,

    I looks nice but what I miss is a more abstract level that you maybe will need to work with Robots and messages oriented programing.

    How to handle the master and extentions in functional sense?
    The number of extensions can change dynamicaly.
    How to deal with the Outputs or Motors or Extended Motors?
    How to deal with the sensors (universal inputs)?
    How to deal with connection problems?

    There is also a small problem with the FtLib and the FtMscLib, how to wrap the callback's?

    I resolved that problem already for the FtLib.

    See for example my idea.s for the FT16Service (the Robo interface family):


    I am little bit behind with publishing the updates. I have for the Ft16Service a version for MS-RDS 2008 R3 ready.
    I am using that for my porster presentations about VPL and  MS-RDS in relation with for example fischertechnik interfaces. 

     Join and see also the LinkedIn group:

    "Integration of Fischertechnik interfaces in MS-Robotics Developper Studio"

    • Edited by cvl-ft Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:12 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:38 PM
  • OK I'll take a look this weekend.  I'm curious about the LinkedIn group, but the link is broken.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:19 PM
  • The direct link does not work.

    You must have a LinkedIn account. To acess this group you must be a member of the group.

    An other source of information can be the fischertechnik forum:


    Some parts are in English.
    You can post there also messages in English.


    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:09 PM