Botball Games for 2013 will use a new controller: Link
It has all the features of the CBC, plus more. It has a full linux OS and can support programming
in other languages beside ‘C’. Eventually it will support programming without the need for a laptop!
It can be programmed in C with a new KISS IDE [vers 4.04, as of 1/30/2013].
Its function library has a few new functions for camera and display.
Go to http://www.kipr.org/products/link for more details.
Several new topics have been added to the PYR website in recent months:
*Controlling Servos describes servo features and how to calibrate a servo using the CBC display, and provides example code on how to control the speed of servo motion with a ‘for’ loop.
*A brief description of variables has been added into the description of making decisions for branching and looping architectures.
*An introduction to line following tells the bacics with a simple demo robot and a single sensor example.
*A lego bumper assembly is described to extend sensing of two switches to an entire front bumper. Then a testing assignment leads the user through a experiment to measure its sensitivity.
I just finished this section today: The Simulator
It has a few images of each page of the simulator instructions followed by a Youtube video of me running the simulation of the program drive_with_arrows.
I also expanded the branching section to include else, and created a comic to make the concept more clear.
As always – please let me know what you think of the site, and feel free to share your reflections and thoughts through the comments.
NRP Site Monkey
It is very possible that “NASA Robot Project” is not an appropriate name for a site that is exclusively dedicated to introducing kids to building and programming robots for Botball.
Do you have suggestions for a new name?
Please submit them in the comments field.
I just spent quite a few minutes designing a logo for NASA Robot Project.
What do you think? Should I add more details to the robot?
“By combining a dexterous robotic arm, the movement tracking capabilities of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, and some clever software, students at Stanford University have created what can only be called a JediBot.”
A page set up for Wednesday’s presentation.
The Site Monkey