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If you know anything about programming robots


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:32 PM

I'm really getting into the idea of programming robots. Well... sorta. I want to buy a system that is portable and that I can program to do many things. Some of the things I would like to do? I want to be able to output to a basic LCD screen (like a clock), power some motors, etc. Things you would like to try your hand at do-it-your-selfing. I want to buy a very flexible... motherboard thing... that can do this for me. I've dealt with XBC's in the Botball program, but they don't seem flexible enough. What I want is basically hardware that I can write a program for it to do anything. i.e. the XBC would not roll because it does not have an internal clock nor does it let you control the refresh rate of its sensors and motors. Something VERY flexible. Think of a programmable RC airplane or something along those lines. Thanks so much in advance, I'm anxious to get out and try this.
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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:08 PM

Hmm.. might I suggest the OOPic
http://www.oopic.com/
or the BASIC Stamp?
http://www.parallax.com/

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

at univeristy, we are currently working with the PIC 16F877. It has several registers, you can control the internal and activate/control 2 external clocks, etc. It is quite flexible IMO
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

Thanks, I'll try those out
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