Re: Controlling Cortex via USB
Sounds like a really cool project. Unfortunately, I don't think that the USB communication channel is as open as you will need it to be. The Master firmware for the Cortex sets it up to facilitate a serial link between it and the PC or it and the Joysticks... there's no user level control about where or what messages get sent via the USB port.
To take a look at the messages that get passed back and forth, go to Window > Menu Level > Super User. Then go to View > Display Message Log Window. The next time you download a program or open the debugger, a Message Log window will appear and show you the data being passed back and forth.
The UART ports on the Cortex are open to the type of user control messaging that you would need, but you'll need to add an extra hardware layer that would sit between the android device and Cortex. This is what we're doing with our multi robot project and Xbee radios: http://www.robotc.net/firewiki/index.ph ... =Main_Page