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Cool project: ROBOTC-based cable cart


When Melanie Steiner contacted me some time ago with a question about using joystick control in combination with the Mindsensors NXTServo controller, I got curious. What was she making?  It turned out she is one of the members of a small group of students in Switzerland who were taking part in a contest.  The task was to make a system ... Read More »

New Release: ROBOTC 3.61


This is essentially just a maintenance release with a couple of important changes.  The Changelog is small but the fixes are great (taken from the original article): NEW Joystick Configuration Utility – Added compatibility for custom joystick configurations; the Joystick Configuration Utility can now be used to configure a wide variety of controllers for use with ROBOTC. Read about it ... Read More »

BotBench on GitHub


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. Other repositories will appear on there as well at some ... Read More »

Robot Virtual Worlds – Maze Crawler


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 thing. Main FSM The main state machine consists of 5 ... Read More »

ROBOTC 4.x Announcement


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 ready for the launch of ROBOTC 4.x later in autumn ... Read More »

ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead


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 by similar sensors. Local variables will be removed or a ... Read More »

New Release: ROBOTC 3.60


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 between.  They all seem to work fine with the Driver ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3


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 not work with anything less than ROBOTC 3.59, make sure ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!


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 bugs have been resolved.  This is a very stable build, ... Read More »