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ROBOTC 3.5 beta is out Today!

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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 »

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 »

New from OpenElectrons: NXShield-D

OpenElectrons, the non-NXT company of Mindsensors, has released a smaller version of their NXShield-M that fits a normal Arduino Duemilanove or Uno.  This one doesn’t have as many servo connections as the NXShield-M (which has an insane number of servo connectors) but has a smaller form factor. You can attach up to 4 NXT motors and 4 NXT sensors as ... Read More »

New Site: OpenElectrons

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OpenElectrons is a site created by Mindsensors to be for the Android and Arduino platforms what their Mindsensors.com site is to the Mindstorms NXT platform. Android OS and devices offer many features that are fantastic for people wanting to build an easy-to-program robot with many capabilities already built-in. Arduino is also a platform rich with peripherals and software that can ... Read More »

Coming soon from Mindsensors

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NXShield for Arduino This shield is designed to fit on an Arduino. It will have 4 NXT motor ports, 4 NXT sensor ports and several RC servo motor ports. It allows you to use the I2C port on the Arduino. However it will have only a single I2C bus.  That means it will work fine with multiple digital sensors as ... Read More »

Bit Banged I2C Master on ROBOTC for Arduino

After spending two hours working on the changelog for the upcoming release of my driver suite, I thought I’d go play with something that was a bit more fun. I’m part of the ROBOTC for Arduino test group, which has been a lot of fun. The Arduino build does not have I2C support in the firmware yet, so I was ... Read More »

Fun with ROBOTC for Arduino

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 C++ driver for the LCD shield and quickly ported it ... Read More »

Frankenfollower

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 ROBOTC has some really cool features: Easy to use sensor ... Read More »