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ROBOTC 3.5 beta is out Today!


After seemingly forever, ROBOTC 3.5 beta is finally out.  So why is this important?  There have been so many cool new features added to this release, it might as well be 4.0, to be honest. So what’s new?  Below is a list of some of the new features: Full ANSI-C support to support pointers, recursion, and stacks with an updated ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.7


3 New Drivers I’ve added support for 2 new devices and a better driver for an older one.   The minimal version for the Driver Suite has been set to 3.08.  If you need support for an older version ROBOTC, I would advise you to stick with a previous version of the Suite. Please note that the drivers don’t seem to ... Read More »

Heads-up: New ROBOTC Driver Suite Requirement

ROBOTC Driver Suite

I’ll be releasing a new version of the driver Driver Suite soon.  I’ve changed the minimum version it will compile under to ROBOTC 3.08, the latest stable release.  I am using some very useful functionality in some of my drivers that didn’t appear in previous versions. #include "firmwareVersion.h" #if (kFirmwareVersion < 912) #error "These drivers are only supported on RobotC ... Read More »

Coming Soon to ROBOTC


Some pretty cool new ROBOTC features coming soon from the fine folks at Robotics Academy: Recursion and re-entrant function support Simple pointers I have no hard timeline on this stuff yet but I assume a new beta will appear soon with preliminary support for these features for those who dare!  I know I will be modifying my driver suite to ... Read More »

Kinect SDK v1.5 is out now


Over on the Kinect Blog, they announced a new version of the Kinect SDK.  I haven’t really had much of a chance to play with it lately, mainly because my application needs to be completely rewritten when they moved from beta to 1.0.  This new version has some new simple examples, which would really help with learning the new framework. ... Read More »

ROBOTC For Arduino is Out Now!

You can now download version 3.12 of ROBOTC which also supports the Arduino, in addition to the already existing platforms such as NXT and Cortex!  This is a beta release, and if you install it, it will replace whatever version you already have. I’ve never had major issues with betas before but as they say “When you’re on the cutting ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.6


Some cool new stuff I’ve added support for the HumaRobotics WiFiBlock WiFI sensor.  I’ve also been very busy the past two weeks working on a tutorial for the driver suite. This release also contains a couple of example programs that are discussed in the tutorial. Changelog * Added new driver + test program for HumaRobotics WiFiBlock. * Added additional test ... Read More »

ROBOTC Driver Suite Tutorial


Finally, after months and months of stalling, I have started and completed a tutorial for my Driver Suite. It actually took me a lot less effort than I originally thought it would, but I am happy with the result, as I am sure you will be. The tutorial will help you setup ROBOTC to use the drivers, how the they’re ... Read More »

ROBOTC Drivers: Winding road


I don’t usually use graphs but when I do… Ever since I started writing my drivers back at the end of 2008, I would not have thought that I would now be almost at 6000 downloads. I was pouring over the stats and I noticed something quite cool.  It is not hard to tell that my main user base are ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.5


Two new drivers Support for two new sensors has been added this time: The Dexter Industries 3-axis Magnetic Compass Sensor (dCompass) Mindsensors Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx) Changelog * Added new driver + test programs for Dexter Industries dCompass (Driver name: DIMC) * Added new driver + test programs for the Mindsensors Pressure Sensor PPS58-Nx (Driver name: MSPPS) * Added atan2() function ... Read More »