Archive for category: ROBOTC

  • 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 […]

     
  • Released: 3rd Party ROBOTC Driver Suite V1.7

    ROBOTC, ROBOTC Driver Suite, Sensors November 11, 2010 14:52 no comments

    A new release of the Driver Suite has been uploaded to Source Forge. Changes: Added Dexter Industries GPS driver + test program Added Mindsensors Numeric Pad + test program Added new "driver" with statistical functions Changed HTGYROstartCal in HTGYRO-driver.h to do more sampling for calibration data HTRCXreadResp in HTRCX-driver.h now […]

     
  • Coming soon from Robotics Academy: Virtual Worlds

    Ramblings, ROBOTC, Robots November 3, 2010 22:59 4 comments

    Ever wanted to make your NXT robot run along the bottom of a river?  If you can wait until March 2011 you’ll be able to do just that! Robotics Academy, the makers of ROBOTC, are developing a virtual environment where you can run your NXT robot without actually needing the […]

     
  • Mindsensors Numeric Pad

    ROBOTC, Sensors November 2, 2010 17:04 6 comments

    Look what the mail man brought in today. This little beauty here to your right is a prototype of the new upcoming Mindsensors Numeric Pad.  It’s a very nice capacitance proximity detection based keypad meaning it can tell when you’re touching it without the need for actual switches.  That does […]

     
  • Exposed: HiTechnic Angle Sensor

    Exposed, ROBOTC, Sensors October 28, 2010 21:42 4 comments

    The HiTechnic Angle Sensor was released a few weeks ago and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a production version of it.  The wait is over now and of course the first thing that came to my mind was “I wonder what it looks like on the inside.” Gus from HiTechnic did […]

     
  • New ROBOTC Beta Version (2.26.1)

    ROBOTC October 5, 2010 16:28 3 comments

    For your testing pleasure, the Robotics Academy has released a new set of beta versions of ROBOTC for various platforms.  So go get your own copy for the NXT right here: [LINK]. Changelog: Fixed ROBOTC behaviour not to automatically disabled TETRIX motors in a low-voltage situation. Fixed incorrect “SizeOf” function. […]

     
  • Things That Go Bump in the Hall

    NXT, ROBOTC, Robots, Sensors September 26, 2010 13:37 25 comments

    My next project with the omniwheel is to have it react to bumping into things that it encounters on its journey.  I want to use the HiTechnic Accelerometer to do it, the Mindsensors one is currently being used in another project. I’ve been racking my brain for about 2 days […]