Archive for the ‘Arduino’ Category
The Arduino is a powerful and versatile piece of electronics hardware, that can be used for anything from taking sensor readings or making LEDs flash, all the way to making a robot that can be controlled from the internet. With such vast potential, getting started with the Arduino can be a little intimidating to some.
As such the ROBOTC Development Team is pleased to announce the development of a series of guided projects to introduce users to the Arduino. These projects will cover topics such as making a simple mobile robot, making your own sensors, communicating with VEX or NXT robots, and how to make and use advanced sensors. The projects will all lead up to a capstone project where you will be guided through the process of converting an RC car in to a Arduino controlled mobile robot.
If you’re interested in helping out with the development of some of the lessons, feel free to contact us at arduino[at]robotc[dot]net – We’ll be offering free licenses of ROBOTC for Arduino for anyone who contributes lessons around using the Arduino with ROBOTC.
We’ll be posting all of the project materials on our ROBOTC.net Wiki – The outline for each project’s development can be found on the ROBOTC wiki at http://www.robotc.net/wiki/Arduino_Projects.
Just in time for summer, the ROBOTC dev-team has released the first Public BETA of “ROBOTC for Arduino”. The Arduino is a cool, low-cost embedded controller board that is great for learning the basics of robotics, electronics and creative engineering.
The new version of ROBOTC has support for all of the popular official Arduino boards – Diecimila, Duemilanove, Uno, MEGA 1280 and MEGA 2560.
All of the ROBOTC features you’ve come to know and love have been brought to the Arduino, including easy motor and sensor control, the powerful ROBOTC debugger, sample program library, and many other features.
ROBOTC for the Arduino will be free for use all summer long, so visit http://www.robotc.net/download/arduino/ and start using the Arduino with ROBOTC!
IF you’re looking to purchase an Arduino, we strongly recommend you check out http://www.sparkfun.com for everything Arduino and cool accessories!
Note: The ROBOTC for Arduino 3.12 build is still compatible with the NXT and Cortex versions of ROBOTC. Your existing installations will be upgraded to 3.12, but you will be able to use the NXT, Cortex, and Arduino all in the same version of ROBOTC.
Main Documentation/Support Page:
Getting Started (Installing Firmware/Samples):
Link to ROBOTC.net Forums for Arduino:
Over the past few months, the ROBOTC Development team has been updating all of the ROBOTC documentation and moving it to our new ROBOTC Wiki website. This new Wiki will contain a full in-depth function reference for all ROBOTC platforms. The eventual goal is to have the Wiki be the central location for all ROBOTC documentation.
In addition, the Wiki will house documentation and instructions for a number of exciting ROBOTC projects that have been highlighted on the ROBOTC Blog over the past few years and all new projects moving forward.
We need your feedback!
The wiki will be frequently updated as we are always improving ROBOTC , so stop by http://www.robotc.net/wiki/ to take a look! If you have any suggestions or recommendations, feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com.
The ROBOTC team is also looking for community volunteers to help make the ROBOTC wiki a central location for all ROBOTC knowledge – if you are interested in helping out, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey ROBOTC Community!
We’re currently looking for Alpha Testers to help us work out the kinks in our new ROBOTC for Arduino software.
In order to sign up, we ask if you can spend 5 minutes giving us some information about what kind of Arduinos you have and what your background is. Sometime in the next week, we’ll send out an e-mail to everyone who we’re inviting into our Alpha trials to let them know they made it.
Every person who participates in the Alpha will receive a free copy of ROBOTC for Arduino once it is released.
To sign up, fill out our survey today!