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ROBOTC for Mindstorms/FTC 1.46 
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Post ROBOTC for Mindstorms/FTC 1.46
Available for download: ... 46-365.exe

Major Update:
- Joystick Responsiveness Improvement
- Bug with the "Global Variables" window fixed
- Added Sample Programs

Recommended download for all FTC teams!

Timothy Friez
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Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:13 pm

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Post Re: ROBOTC for Mindstorms/FTC 1.46
I very much like the sounds of 'Joystick Responsiveness Improvement' I could tell there were problems on my first time driving the robot.

Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:44 pm

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Post Re: ROBOTC for Mindstorms/FTC 1.46
Here's one sample program that provides reasonable joystick control over a robot. You can use button to switch between "arcade" or "tank" steering. A logarithmic like scale is used on the joystick to provide more precise control over low speeds. Thanks to Jeff and the Benson team for the original source.

Please post any comments you observe on motor performance issues. I've noticed a little jerkiness on the motor movements at very slow speeds -- i.e. it cycles through stopped, a little too fast and then stopped -- which I think is related to the PID control loop in the motor controller.

The attached file (or its evolution) will be included in the sample programs if there is a need for another release (i.e. version 1.47).

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Post Re: ROBOTC for Mindstorms/FTC 1.46
Just wondering if the recent Thursday Webinars (ROBOTC for the FTC) will be posted to the Webinars page? I only see the first one from the Thursday sessions.


Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:15 pm
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