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Robot Virtual World programming course

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I got this mail a few days ago, which I think some of my readers might find interesting.  It’s not a new male enhancement formula, rather an offer from Robotics Academy for a free Robot Virtual World programming course. Below you will find a copy of the mail (with some tweaks to make it a little more readable on my ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.03 available for download now

The Robotics Academy folks just announced the availability of a new version (3.03) of ROBOTC.  Quite a few bugs have been fixed.  You can download the latest version right here: [LINK]. 3.02 to 3.03 Change log: Fixed issue with nMotorEncoderTarget when issuing a positive target with a negative speed. Removed windows that would cause Virtual Worlds to crash when opening. ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.0 is Here! (and that’s not all!)

ROBOTC 3 is Here!

After what seems like a dog’s age, a new release of ROBOTC has been, well, released (as is often the case with releases). Here’s what I know so far. Many platforms, one program They’ve done a major overhaul of the internal workings of the ROBOTC program and compiler, you no longer need to install multiple versions for each platform you ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.0 Final

ROBOTC Driver Suite

At last Finally, after what seemed an eternity, a 2.0 final version has been released of the ROBOTC Driver Suite. There are many, many changes since the 1.x version of the suite, not so many if you’ve been using the betas. The suite now supports more than 50 sensors and has been downloaded over 4300 times since March 2009. I’d ... Read More »

Improved Thermal Imaging

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After the initial post about my thermal imaging system using the Dexter Industries Thermal Infrared Sensor, I made some improvements with both the speed and accuracy of the whole thing. I made the sensor sampling interval time based, rather than encoder value based.  This proved to be a lot better at getting consistent sampling rates.  I also doubled the horizontal ... Read More »

Bring on the Heat: Thermal Imaging with the NXT

Having spent most of yesterday hacking and optimizing the firmware for the new Dexter Industries Thermal IR Sensor, I thought I would go ahead and make something fun with it today. I built a pan and tilt rig for the sensor with a great deal of gearing down to allow me to take a lot of measurements as the rig ... Read More »

Released: 3rd Party ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.0b2

No rest for the wicked, although they have been taking it a bit easier. In any case, I present my latest creation: version 2.0 beta 2 of the Driver Suite. Not as many changes as for beta 1, as you’d expect. Highlights for this version include: I changed the min, max and clip functions to macros and renamed them to ... Read More »

Want to Play with my NXT?

I am currently streaming a live feed of my NXT on UStream.  You can easily control the motor on my NXT using URLs like: http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=0 – stop the motor http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=100 – run the motor at 100% clockwise http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=-50 – run the motor at 50% counter-clockwise. The power to the motor can range from –100 to 100, with 0 being “brake”. ... Read More »

The Pneuma-Snatcher

The Pneuma-Snatcher is a very ugly robot based on the very nice looking Snatcher, designed by Laurens Valk. I used the two valve kits that Mindsensors sent to me a week or so ago.  They work very well for controlling the pneumatic valves.  If you hook them up to the NXTServo controller, you end up with a very nice way ... Read More »

I2C on the VEX Cortex

The VEX Cortex is a nice platform made by VEX Robotics. It is supported in two programming environments, one of which is ROBOTC. Much to my dismay, the master firmware does not support I2C, which is why ROBOTC does not support it. I don’t really like it when someone tells me I can’t do something, so I went ahead and ... Read More »