Archive for category: Programming

  • BotBench on GitHub

    BotBench on GitHub

    Programming June 3, 2013 14:04 9 comments

    I’ve started putting some of my code that I’m working on GitHub.  You can now access my repositories here: [LINK]. The first on there is my Robot Virtual Worlds Maze Crawler.  If you don’t have Git, don’t worry, you can also just download the whole thing as a zip file. […]

     
  • Robot Virtual Worlds – Maze Crawler

    Robot Virtual Worlds – Maze Crawler

    ROBOTC May 27, 2013 19:00 4 comments

    It’s finally finished and ready to be published, my Robot Virtual Worlds Maze Crawler is fully functional.  Check out the screenshot below. The engine for this robot consists of two Finite State Machines (FSM) that handle the cruising around, turning, scanning, etc.  Here’s a little video of it, doing its […]

     
  • ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC May 8, 2013 22:00 14 comments

    The people who watched last week’s Webinar, got a glimpse of what’s coming in ROBOTC 4.x.  I’m very excited about this as it will support two new platforms: the VEX IQ and of course the new MINDSTORMS EV3.  I’m currently working on overhauling the Driver Suite, so it will be […]

     
  • Robot Magazine Article: Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC

    Robot Magazine Article: Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC

    ROBOTC May 8, 2013 08:35 no comments

    I wrote an article a little while back for the May/June 2013 issue of Robot Magazine entitled “Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC”.   You can now download the PDFs for the individual pages here!  I hope you find it useful. [Page 1] [Page 2] [Page 3] You can find the […]

     
  • ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 30, 2013 10:07 5 comments

    The 3.3.1 release of the Driver Suite is hopefully the last of the 3.x series.  I’ve now started working on implementing a new architecture for Driver Suite 4.x.  Some things will change, some remain the same: Sensor related data is now kept in structs, so buffers will no longer be shared […]

     
  • New Release: ROBOTC 3.60

    New Release: ROBOTC 3.60

    ROBOTC March 20, 2013 20:51 3 comments

    There’s a new release version of ROBOTC out now.  No longer just a beta, this one’s for real!  There are so many changes since the last release, 3.54, you’d have to be crazy not to update!  I’ve been testing the in-between releases like mad, 3.56, 359 and some builds in […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 12, 2013 21:05 6 comments

    Version 3.3 is out and should work just fine with all version of ROBOTC for NXT of at least 3.59.  I still need more testers for the dWiFI and NXT2WIFI sensors, so if you’re keen, let me know.  If you’re not keen, then, ehm, don’t. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! This suite will […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!

    ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!

    ROBOTC February 26, 2013 16:14 no comments

    The fine folks at Robomattter have released a new beta.  Now, I don’t think it should be called a beta, but I’m sure they have their reasons for that.  It fixes quite a number of issues that were reported in 3.54 and 3.55.2.  Thankfully, most, if not all of those […]

     
  • Please insert token: strtok() for ROBOTC

    Please insert token: strtok() for ROBOTC

    ROBOTC January 3, 2013 09:37 1 comment

    I’ve been very busy working on a completely revised driver for the Dexter Industries DWiFi and I needed a clean way to tokenise a string that had a single character as a separator.  ROBOTC didn’t seem to have a strtok() which is what you’d use if you were using gcc […]

     
  • Download ROBOTC Driver Suite 3.2

    Download ROBOTC Driver Suite 3.2

    ROBOTC Driver Suite December 5, 2012 22:35 17 comments

    A new Driver Suite is here for your installing pleasure.  The NXT2WIFI is pretty much done as far as I am concerned.  I may add some nice wrappers for sending Tweets and that sort of thing but maybe someone else can do that and I’ll add the code to the […]