|What is the behavior of setting motor > 127
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|Author:||cody [ Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:06 am ]|
|Post subject:||What is the behavior of setting motor > 127|
The motor array where the user program may set values intended to drive the motors on a robot is of type int (16 bits with a range of −32,768 to 32,767).
We know that motors can only be assigned a value between -128 and 127.
As such a conversion from type int to a one byte value is happening between the point where we enter our desired value into the motor array and when that value is sent off to the motor controllers.
What I want to know is HOW this conversion takes place?
Is it a direct cast, and thus can possibly "roll over" or are these values being checked, and as such getting clamped to -128 to 127 before being converted?
|Author:||JohnWatson [ Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:32 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: What is the behavior of setting motor > 127|
The motor value is passed to the ROBOTC firmware on the NXT and the number is then set to the min/max value (-127 or +127). You can pass higher values to the NXT brick but they will be capped at the maximum values via the firmware.
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