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Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final 
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Post Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final
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It’s finally here, a little overdue, but I had a really good excuse, I was at a robotics event on Saturday and I was fixing some last minute bugs! Better to be late than buggy, right? That’s not saying there are no bugs in this release, of course.

IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)!
  • The NXT2WIFI driver is a bit funky at the moment. I based it on some pre-production hardware but there have been some significant changes to both the hardware and firmware since then. I am awaiting the arrival of this new production hardware, which should be here any day now. Until then, proceed with caution.
  • Also, like I mentioned before, the Driver Suite will NOT compile with anything less than ROBOTC 3.51. If you haven’t updated yet, I suggest you do so now. Just pop over to here and install.

What’s new?
  • Changed my email address in all the files to a botbench.com one
  • Added a driver for the HiTechnic Force Sensor + example programs
  • Added a driver for the Mindsensors LigthSensorArray + example programs (one of which is a calibration program)
  • Modified Mindsensors IMU driver. You can now only retrieve all 3 axes at once, this is a limitation of the sensor. The ability to retrieve the magnetic fields is now also possible.
  • Fixed a bug in the HiTechnic SuperPro Experiment 2 program where not all digital IOs were set to output.
  • Implemented a new function in the Firgelli Linear Actuator driver, you can now issue a STOP, added 3rd test program to demonstrate how to use it. I have no idea why I never did that before.

Coming soon
  • A proper driver for the NXT2WIFI.
  • A driver for a really cool new mystery sensor, that’s coming out Real Soon Now ™.

How can you help?
Send me your bug reports, tell me what’s not working for you. Alternatively, leave words of encouragement, kudos and/or compliments via email or in a comment.

Where can I download it?
You can get it at the usual place: [LINK].

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Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:48 pm
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Post Re: Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final
Xander,
Just to let you know Drvier Suite v3.0 final still gave me the warning about comparing signed and unsigned value in the irseeker-v2 module. RobotC v3.52.2 is fixed so that if you type cast it to ubyte before the comparison, it should get rid of the warnings.
Code:
  // Calc base DC direction value
  dir = iMax * 2 + 1;
  // Set base dcStrength based on max signal and average
  dcSigSum = HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax] + HTIRS2_I2CReply[5];

  // Check signal strength of neighbouring sensor elements
  if ((iMax > 0) && (HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax - 1] > (ubyte)(HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax] / 2)))
  {
      dir--;
      dcSigSum += HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax - 1];
  }

  if ((iMax < 4) && (HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax + 1] > (ubyte)(HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax] / 2)))
  {
      dir++;
      dcSigSum += HTIRS2_I2CReply[iMax + 1];
  }


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Post Re: Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final
Hey MHTS,

Thanks, I will fix it :)

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Post Re: Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final
mightor wrote:
Coming soon

A driver for a really cool new mystery sensor, that’s coming out Real Soon Now ™.



I would love a mystery sensor, just imagine all the cool things you could measure, although pointing it at a politician might send it off the scale lol

Is that this https://nxttime.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/a-new-sensor/ ?


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Post Re: Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final
Nope :) That isn't it.

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