Post Tagged with: "ROBOTC"

  • ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite 4.x: Big Changes Ahead

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 30, 2013 10:07 7 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 […]

     
  • Tutorial: Using ROBOTC’s new sensorCustom

    Tutorial: Using ROBOTC’s new sensorCustom

    Tutorials March 3, 2013 21:18 4 comments

    With ROBOTC 3.59 came two new sensor types, the sensorCustom and the complimentary sensorCustom9V.  This sensor type was introduced to allow the fast toggling of the dig0 and dig1 lines on the NXT’s sensor ports.  Normally, these pins are either used for RS485, I2C or controlling the light on a […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Sensors February 27, 2013 21:33 4 comments

    Mindsensors are about to release a Sensor MUX of their own!  This one works very differently in that instead of doing the polling of the attached sensors for you, it allows itself to become a channel to said sensor.  So, in essence, you send it a command, like “give me […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!

    ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!

    ROBOTC February 26, 2013 16:14 no comments

    The fine folks at Robomattter have released a new beta.  Now, I don’t think it should be called a beta, but I’m sure they have their reasons for that.  It fixes quite a number of issues that were reported in 3.54 and 3.55.2.  Thankfully, most, if not all of those […]

     
  • Tutorial: Linked Lists in ROBOTC

    Tutorial: Linked Lists in ROBOTC

    Tutorials January 31, 2013 20:57 5 comments

    I really love data structures.  That sounded a lot less geeky in my head, but it’s true.  It was my favourite subject when studying computer science and I have a few good books on the subject.  I don’t pretend to understand the math behind most of them.  In any case, […]

     
  • Tutorial: Stacks in ROBOTC

    Tutorial: Stacks in ROBOTC

    Tutorials January 20, 2013 11:10 1 comment

    Stacks are used a LOT in computing.  The CPU in your laptop or PC, your mobile phone and iPad all have one thing in common, they all use stacks, without exception.  So what is a stack you ask yourself?  Well, think of what a stack of things is in real […]