Archive for category: ROBOTC

  • ROBOTC: Using the NXT 2.0 Colour Sensor

    ROBOTC: Using the NXT 2.0 Colour Sensor

    ROBOTC, Sensors February 16, 2011 07:07 24 comments

    So you just bought yourself one of the NXT 2.0 Colour Sensors and you’re keen to get started with it. You browse through the example programs that are shipped with ROBOTC and open the “ColorSensor.c” program. “300 lines of code to read a simple colour?” you ask yourself. Fear not, […]

  • Communicating with the NXTBee

    Communicating with the NXTBee

    Experiments, ROBOTC, Sensors February 12, 2011 18:58 13 comments

    So I’ve had these Dexter Industries NXTBees for about two weeks now and I’ve been working hard to come up with something cool.  Even before I received these NXTBees I spoke with John from DI about sending telemetry data from one NXT to another over a distance using these sensors. […]

  • ROBOTC for CORTEX & PIC 2.31 released

    ROBOTC for CORTEX & PIC 2.31 released

    ROBOTC February 8, 2011 08:26 no comments

    The fine folks at the Robotics Academy have released a new version of ROBOTC for the Cortex and PIC.  There are quite a number of changes: Updated new Master Firmware for VEX Cortex Fixed “Cannot find firmware file” download error. Additional Integrity Checks on Firmware Downloading & qualifiers are now […]

  • Programming Robots in Virtual Worlds

    Ramblings, ROBOTC February 4, 2011 06:47 no comments

    Original article here: [LINK]. Carnegie Mellon will release a fully working, downloadable “Technical Demonstration” of their new Robot Virtual World (RVW) programming tool to the world on February 9, 2011. The first world takes students to planet H99 where they will be able to program their robots using feedback from […]

  • NXTBee Initial Test

    ROBOTC, Sensors January 25, 2011 22:53 4 comments

    Just uploaded a quick video of the initial test done with the Dexter Industries NXTBee. It’s the same program Dexter Industries used in their flag waving video. It’s really cool to have the wireless connection without all the stupid hoops you have to jump through to do a bidirectional connection […]

  • A Smoother LineLeader

    A Smoother LineLeader

    ROBOTC, Sensors, Tutorials January 10, 2011 17:40 no comments

    Sometimes even the greatest leaders need a little help.  This is also true of the Mindsensors LineLeader sensor. I’ve been working on maze solving robot and noticed that the robot’s state engine would sometimes be triggered by transient readings from the sensor. It would suddenly think that a crossing was […]

  • Released: 3rd Party ROBOTC Driver Suite V1.8.1

    ROBOTC, ROBOTC Driver Suite, Sensors January 3, 2011 13:30 no comments

    A new release of the Driver Suite has been uploaded to Source Forge. Changes: common.h: added check for sensor type for all I2C calls.  To disable this check, please refer to the source code. Dexter Industries dGPS: added missing DGPSreadDistToDestination() function HT Angle Sensor: added Sensor MUX support HT Compass: […]

  • Fun with ROBOTC for Arduino

    Arduino, ROBOTC December 28, 2010 18:38 no comments

    Among all of the cool presents I got for Christmas this year were two new shields for my Arduino. I got a L298N Shield and a DFRobot LCD Keypad Shield. I wanted some new shields so I could write drivers for the Arduino port of ROBOTC. I found the original […]

  • Apollo, The Littlest LineLeader

    NXT, ROBOTC, Robots, Sensors November 29, 2010 15:11 1 comment

    This is Apollo, the smallest NXT based line follower I’ve ever made.  It’s loosely based on A-Maze-Ing, which I designed and built quite a while ago. Apollo is equipped some pretty cool stuff: The new Mindsensors Numpad A Mindsensors LineLeader sensor Two Rotacaster wheels The program in this robot is […]

  • Frankenfollower

    Arduino, ROBOTC, Robots November 21, 2010 21:28 2 comments

    Part Lego, part Arduino, part BoeBot, this is Frankenfollower. This robot was programmed in ROBOTC for Arduino, a port that is still in alpha stage of development but can be used quite nicely for programming the Arduino Duemilenova.  Other Arduino variants will be supported very soon. The Arduino port of […]