Deagostini Robot 2002. English version of Software?

JohnnyStormJohnnyStorm Posts: 1
edited 2020-01-20 - 22:54:00 in Robotics
Hello there!
I found this collection on the web, released by deagostini 18 years ago in which you built and programmed your own robot. I am talking about this collection: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1py0s84ez11brwo/fascicoli.jpg?dl=0
In one of the CDs there is a software that allows the user to program the robot. This software was made by parallax inc. It has the parallax logo on it. The software is called “Robot Facile”. It’s in Italian.
I am talking about this software: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xk7h17bmj15c61g/Στιγμιότυπο οθόνης (18).png?dl=0
However, as you can see, everything inside this software is in Italian! I cant speak Italian. I speak only English and Greek. I have searched the web for hours and I cant find this software in any other language than Italian.
I need it! Do you have the English or Greek version of the software?

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  • VonSzarvasVonSzarvas Posts: 1,848
    edited 2020-01-23 - 18:23:00
    Found some old posts...


    https://forums.parallax.com/discussion/74876/deagostini-robot
    https://forums.parallax.com/discussion/62560/parallax-and-deagostini

    This robot was available only in Greece via the Deagostini magazines.

    The robot is programmed with a BS2 via a Greek GUI.

    For more information, please contact Deagostini directly.


    However... Deagostini magazines seems to have closed business on 2016.


    However... as that robot was built with a BS2 module, you could create your own software using one of the Parallax BS2 GUI's...

    ParallaxIDE on most any OS via a Chrome app
    or
    Basic Stamp Editor software for Windows.

    Free downloads here : https://www.parallax.com/downloads/basic-stamp-software


    Edit: Update.... As @NikosG pointed out, there's the English version similar to the Greek GUI here: https://www.parallax.com/downloads/gui-bot-software-basic-stamp-boe-bot


  • Johnny,
    @NikosG is a master forum contributor with Greek connections. If you send him a PM he may have some thoughts.
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 702
    edited 2020-01-21 - 21:08:31
    Is this the software you are looking for?
    GUIBotGRK.jpg

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  • Nikos has the holy grail? :)
  • Publison wrote: »
    Nikos has the holy grail? :)

    Yes! Here it is:
  • Like I said, master contributor (and educator as well) !!
  • This 18 years ago now looks like 35+ years. So much has changed, especially the value delivered to a customer. The Deagostini robot was built one piece per week, over 40 weeks - at a significant cost in excess of $400 if I recall correctly.

    Look what you can get today for 1/10th the cost. Wow!

    There's an English version of this software out there, somewhere. Jeff and I managed an intern who created it.

    Ken Gracey
  • Nikos, can you translate some of the icons. Specifically upload. I have a BoeBot that seems to be recognized on port 67. Too bad the icon are graphics. Google translate does not like them. :)
  • Ken Gracey wrote: »
    This 18 years ago now looks like 35+ years. So much has changed, especially the value delivered to a customer. The Deagostini robot was built one piece per week, over 40 weeks - at a significant cost in excess of $400 if I recall correctly.

    Look what you can get today for 1/10th the cost. Wow!

    Nah, magazines like that are just as expensive as back then.
  • TorTor Posts: 1,987
    Publison wrote: »
    Too bad the icon are graphics. Google translate does not like them. :)
    The translation app (android or ios) uses the camera. If the letters (icon or text, doesn't matter) is clear, it can translate.

  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 702
    edited 2020-01-23 - 18:15:30
    Publison wrote: »
    Nikos, can you translate some of the icons. Specifically upload. I have a BoeBot that seems to be recognized on port 67. Too bad the icon are graphics. Google translate does not like them. :)


    I think that Parallax already has the English version of this software on basic stamp resources (as it is mentioned above from @VonSzarvas here:

    So the English interface is this:
    GUIBoteg.jpg
    The translation is good enough and all the buttons in the right place. The "upload" button in Greek version is the button "Φόρτωση" in the same position as all the rest buttons.
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  • Nikos, I missed that link to the Basic Stamp downloads! It's there after all these years!
  • Tor wrote: »
    Publison wrote: »
    Too bad the icon are graphics. Google translate does not like them. :)
    The translation app (android or ios) uses the camera. If the letters (icon or text, doesn't matter) is clear, it can translate.

    Did not know about this. Impressed on the real-time translation on a cell phone! Thanks @Tor !
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,220
    edited 2020-01-23 - 19:00:50
    Sweet! Dropped COM from 67 to 9 and everything worked on a 2008 BOE-BOT! Used the 64 bit friendly install on AMD 64Bit Windows 7 Pro.

    Now we need the OP to log in again to see what all the forum people have for him. He hasn't signed in since the first post.
  • Publison wrote: »
    Sweet! Dropped COM from 67 to 9 and everything worked on a 2008 BOE-BOT! Used the 64 bit friendly install on AMD 64Bit Windows 7 Pro.

    Now we need the OP to log in again to see what all the forum people have for him. He hasn't signed in since the first post.

    I also used the same idea on this machine, both before an OS restore and afterwards, and found that the one that was assembled from previously supplied parts works.

    As to the second part? Yes of course.
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