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Released: RobotC Driver Suite RC3

A new version of the RobotC Driver Suite has been released.  Two new drivers were added and some improvements were made in the I2C bus error handling.

  • NEW: Added driver for AT24C512 EEPROM chip.
  • NEW: Added Light Sensor driver with calibration!  You can use one of the test programs to calibrate for both white and black.  Calibration data is saved to a file which is read when the driver is first used. You can also use the API to write your own calibration program.
  • I2C bus error handling code added to common.h.  When an error occurs, the bus is now flooded with 5 dummy I2C packets.  This usually clears it up.  The original packet is then retransmitted. Note that this is done only once for each packet.
  • HTPB driver has error checking removed, this is now handled by common.h
  • The drivers will generate an error when compiled with a RobotC less than 1.46.
  • Add Mindsensors Line Leader driver, waiting for firmware API to stabilise
  • Add UART (RCX) functionality to HiTechnic IR Link driver.

The drivers’ website is here: [LINK]. The documentation can be found here: [LINK].  You can download the software from the Source Forge page here: [LINK].

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.