Introduction

Pyfantom is a Python wrapper for the LEGO Mindstorms Fantom Driver. The Fantom Driver is available for Mac OSX and Windows, from LEGO website.

Pyfantom exposes the routines for interfacing to the LEGO Mindstorms NXT using python applications.

The Fantom API is documented in the Fantom SDK 1.0.x available from the same site as the LEGO Fantom Drivers.

Requirements (Mac OSX)

  • Python 2.6.x (Mac OSX default), or Python 2.7 Universal Build (MacPorts)
  • LEGO Mindstorms Fantom Drivers

Requirements (Windows)

[TBD, not tested yet]

  • Python >= 2.6
  • LEGO Mindstorms Fantom Drivers

Get sources

You can clone the git repository with:

git clone http://git.ni.fr.eu.org/pyfantom.git/

Alternatively, you can download a snapshot and extract it on your computer.

You can also browse source online using gitweb.

Installation

If you're installing using the source package, first extract the source package, then:

# python setup.py install

inside the package directory. This should be run as root (or use sudo).

Status

  • The USB interface is working well.
  • Bluetooth Interface partially works, e.g., send_direct_command(), but raw commands requiring replies sent using NXT.write() fails since NXT.read() does not return any data.
  • Not all Fantom API functions are exposed, e.g., high level iFile, iModule APIs (Patches are welcome).

Contact

Please use the mindboards forum to ask for help, or use email addresses from the AUTHORS file.

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