View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:59 pm






Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List 
Author Message
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:14 am
Posts: 3209
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Post ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
Post your innermost desires on this thread. Make sure they're ROBOTC for Arduino related, the other stuff is best left for your spouse or significant other, priest, pastor or psychiatrist.

PLEASE POST SUGGESTIONS ONLY AND KEEP DISCUSSIONS IN A DIFFERENT THREAD.

- Xander

_________________
| Professional Conduit of Reasonableness
| (Title bestowed upon on the 8th day of November, 2013)
| My Blog: I'd Rather Be Building Robots
| ROBOTC 3rd Party Driver Suite: [Project Page]


Thu May 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Profile WWW
Senior Roboticist
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:13 pm
Posts: 630
Location: If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
I'm putting this request (previously posted) in the official thread: microsecond timing. It would be great to have a function like "wait1uSec()" and timers that can time in uSeconds. Also, posted by another user: interrupts. I haven't personally used these yet (I've only had a Arduino since Monday (yes, a couple days ago Monday) :lol: ) but they sound really useful, and important for advanced code.

Thank you!

_________________
A.K.A. inxt-generation
Self-proclaimed genius, and future world dominator.
My Brickshelf Folder
"Don't they teach recreational mathematics anymore?" - The Tenth Doctor
Bow down to Nikola Tesla, King of the Geek Gods.


Thu May 17, 2012 4:08 pm
Profile WWW
Rookie

Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 3:24 pm
Posts: 43
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
So far I like it. Debugging and multi-tasking are really great features.

The real important ones so far:
  • Pin interrupts (primarily for quadrature encoders) .
  • I2C on the a4 & a5 pins.
  • A pulseIn() like function for ultrasonic sensors. I see Ping sensor support in the docs but there are other ultrasonics like the EZ. Just having a pulseIn() function that returns a raw value would be better.
  • SensorValues returned for analog pins should be 0 - 1023. Currently they don't go below 15


Thu May 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Profile
Rookie
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:07 am
Posts: 18
Location: Bangalore
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
Hi! We are working on developing a robot which can be programmed using RobotC for Arduino.
So, here are some suggestions from us:

1. Allow options to Motor pins D9 and D10 available on the other PWM pins. (For eg. AnalogWrite, EXT H-Bridge)
2. SPI support on the hardware SPI pins of the Arduino.

- Anirban

_________________
Visit us: http://www.li2.in


Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:53 am
Profile WWW
Rookie

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:46 pm
Posts: 15
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
Support for Arduino Mini via FTDI COM.


Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:46 am
Profile
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:14 am
Posts: 3209
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
Hrmm, that is an Atmega168, which is -really- limited in terms of flash and RAM. I think if you de-soldered the 168 and put on the 328, you should be fine (not sure you want to do that, though). Why not grab one of these instead: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11113, you have a much better chance of that working, plus it's cheaper. You'll have to solder on your own legs, of course.

I am pretty sure that an FTDI dongle wouldn't be the issue, so one of those other bare-bones Arduino types would probably work fine.

- Xander

_________________
| Professional Conduit of Reasonableness
| (Title bestowed upon on the 8th day of November, 2013)
| My Blog: I'd Rather Be Building Robots
| ROBOTC 3rd Party Driver Suite: [Project Page]


Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:40 am
Profile WWW
Rookie

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:52 pm
Posts: 1
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
One of the things I most appreciate about the Arduino IDE is that it runs directly on my Mac. I was really saddened to see that RobotC for Arduino expects me to install a windows emulator just to run it. Not gonna happen... So, sigh. Rack up another disappointment for the closing weeks of 2012.

Wayne


Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:56 pm
Profile
Rookie

Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:51 am
Posts: 2
Location: New Delhi, India
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
It would be great to have a command that lets you check which kind of board has been specified in the line
#pragma config(CircuitBoardType, typeCktBoard<type>)

Maybe something that returns the board type as a char-array or String.

_________________
Jasmeet Singh


Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:01 pm
Profile WWW
Expert

Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:09 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Michigan USA
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
In my experience with Arduinos, having the processor and speed defined is enough.

_________________
Matt


Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:10 pm
Profile WWW
Rookie

Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 4:06 pm
Posts: 22
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
Is it possible to make support for long variables?

_________________
SHARP
Sarah Heinz Advanced Robotics Program

VEX 889A and FIRST 3260

Pittsburgh Champions Aerial Assist 2014
Pittsburgh and Buckeye Finalist Ultimate Ascent 2013
Toss Up Champions and Excellence-Pittsburgh
Toss Up Champions-Northwest Maryland VRC


Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:16 am
Profile
Rookie

Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:18 am
Posts: 19
Post Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
In addition to being an FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) team, we are also an FRC team. The FRC (120 lb) robots use a cRio processor, which is fine for the competition, but kindof spendy for keeping these robots running. So this year we ran into a shield that sits on the Arduino... <http://www.andymark.com/product-p/am-2258.htm> and the team that developed this shield has some Arduino libraries... <http://www.team221.com/robotopen/> Might we be able to use these libraries in RobotC for Arduino?? That would be cool.

thanks,
Chuck chuckm at 3rivers dot net


Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:50 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.