I received my HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor in the post yesterday and it’s epic. It’s epic for a number of reasons:
- It has more inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at, both analogue and digital.
- It can 6 digital strobe outputs (great if you want to start your own disco or see which of your friends has epilepsy).
- Has a LOT of RAM and program flash memory.
- 1MB (!) of flash memory, which presumably, you can use for data logging.
- It can be programmed with SPC (SuperPro-C) using a test release of BrixCC.
The last point is of course the most awesomest (look it up, it exists) of the whole thing. I’ve managed to make it work now with a test build of BrixCC which even comes with a cool little simple terminal so you watch it output text. John Hansen, sir, you rock!
I’ll be putting this baby through its paces over the next little while. I am not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but I am sure it’ll come to me. For now I will leave you with a screenshot of my very first program, what else, a “Hello World”.