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Post Pneumatics code?
Hi, I'm Grant from Vex Robotics team 8926. We just recently purchased a double action pneumatics kit. We use the double acting Pistons to switch gears on our lift. However, our programmer either doesn't know or doesn't care about how to use the pneumatics. He says all the code we have given him are for single action Pistons. Can anyone help me by telling me how to reference and activate the double acting solenoid to extend and then wait 5 seconds and then contract. Extending is plugged into the B hole on the solenoid. Thank you so much. He uses RobotC analog


Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:57 am
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Post Re: Pneumatics code?
Programming a double-acting solenoid is actually pretty simple, and is very similar to programming a single-acting solenoid. Take a look at the code sample below, which is a modified version of the Pneumatics Sample Program (Basic_Pneumatic_Code.c) in ROBOTC:

Code:
#pragma config(Sensor, dgtl7,  solenoid,            sensorDigitalOut)
//*!!Code automatically generated by 'ROBOTC' configuration wizard               !!*//

task main()
{
   SensorValue[solenoid] = 1;  // ...activate the solenoid.
   sleep(5000);                        // Sleep for 5000 ms (5 seconds)
   SensorValue[solenoid] = 0;  // ..deactivate the solenoid.
        sleep(5000);                        // Sleep for 5000 ms (5 seconds)
}


This will activate the solenoid on digital port 7 for 5 seconds, then deactivate the solenoid for 5 seconds.

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