Post Tagged with: "ROBOTC"

  • ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC May 8, 2013 22:00 14 comments

    The people who watched last week’s Webinar, got a glimpse of what’s coming in ROBOTC 4.x.  I’m very excited about this as it will support two new platforms: the VEX IQ and of course the new MINDSTORMS EV3.  I’m currently working on overhauling the Driver Suite, so it will be […]

     
  • Robot Magazine Article: Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC

    Robot Magazine Article: Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC

    ROBOTC May 8, 2013 08:35 no comments

    I wrote an article a little while back for the May/June 2013 issue of Robot Magazine entitled “Pointers and Data Structures in ROBOTC”.   You can now download the PDFs for the individual pages here!  I hope you find it useful. [Page 1] [Page 2] [Page 3] You can find the […]

     
  • Robotics Academy Summer of Learning

    Robotics Academy Summer of Learning

    Ramblings April 20, 2013 14:31 no comments

    The summer of 2013 is gearing up to be more than just a time for chilling by the pool! The 2013 Summer of Learning is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy and uses their Computer Science Student Network (CS2N) Project to host all training plus resources provided by The Robotics […]

     
  • Fun with Robot Virtual Worlds

    Fun with Robot Virtual Worlds

    Robots April 14, 2013 18:51 no comments

    I’ve been dabbling with Robot Virtual World (RVW) worlds a bit lately.  If you’ve never played with that before then let me take a second to explain it.  RVW is a 3D virtual robotics system made by Robomatter, which allows you to program and control several different robot models, using […]

     
  • Tutorial: Output formatting in ROBOTC

    Tutorial: Output formatting in ROBOTC

    Tutorials March 31, 2013 06:00 no comments

    Aligning your fruit ‘n veg If you’ve ever had to output anything on the screen in ROBOTC, you’ve probably used nxtDisplayTextLine() or one of its many siblings.  Your code may, or may not have looked something like this: task main() { int num_apples = 10; // how do you like […]

     
  • ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 30, 2013 10:07 5 comments

    The 3.3.1 release of the Driver Suite is hopefully the last of the 3.x series.  I’ve now started working on implementing a new architecture for Driver Suite 4.x.  Some things will change, some remain the same: Sensor related data is now kept in structs, so buffers will no longer be shared […]

     
  • New Release: ROBOTC 3.60

    New Release: ROBOTC 3.60

    ROBOTC March 20, 2013 20:51 3 comments

    There’s a new release version of ROBOTC out now.  No longer just a beta, this one’s for real!  There are so many changes since the last release, 3.54, you’d have to be crazy not to update!  I’ve been testing the in-between releases like mad, 3.56, 359 and some builds in […]

     
  • ROBOTC Driver Suite is FTC Legal

    ROBOTC Driver Suite is FTC Legal

    Ramblings March 13, 2013 21:04 4 comments

    For about two weeks there was  a bit of a scare, while the FIRST folks were deciding whether or not my Driver Suite was actually legal to use in the FTC.  It had been used for years prior to someone actually asking the question.  Their initial reaction was “no”, but […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 12, 2013 21:05 6 comments

    Version 3.3 is out and should work just fine with all version of ROBOTC for NXT of at least 3.59.  I still need more testers for the dWiFI and NXT2WIFI sensors, so if you’re keen, let me know.  If you’re not keen, then, ehm, don’t. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! This suite will […]

     
  • The squeaky wheel gets the…certification.

    The squeaky wheel gets the…certification.

    Ramblings March 6, 2013 20:43 7 comments

    I was incensed when I read that a student by the name of Landon Woollard from Shasta High School in Redding, CA was the first student to get his ROBOTC certification.  First of all, I had no idea this certification even existed,l nobody told me! Imagine that.  Now, second of […]