ROBOTC.net forums
http://robotc.net/forums/

ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List
http://robotc.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=4554
Page 1 of 2

Author:  mightor [ Thu May 17, 2012 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Thu May 17, 2012 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  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!

Author:  Dennis Mabrey [ Thu May 17, 2012 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  Li2 Innovations [ Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  ferret_guy [ Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

Support for Arduino Mini via FTDI COM.

Author:  mightor [ Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:40 am ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  wholder [ Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:56 pm ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  Jasmeet [ Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  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.

Author:  mattallen37 [ Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

In my experience with Arduinos, having the processor and speed defined is enough.

Author:  Kevin Selavko [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

Is it possible to make support for long variables?

Author:  chuckmerja [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:50 pm ]
Post subject:  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

Author:  adcar [ Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

Hey RobotC owners, when will RobotC for Arduino get an upgrade? Most of the other platforms are at 4.2x and Arduino is still at 3.26.

Author:  supersailor89 [ Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

updates on sensors???...

Author:  DIYer [ Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

make youtube tutorial videos for example: how to control a stepper motor; how to code joysticks to control your arduino's motors; how to control a dc motor...

Author:  adleyami [ Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROBOTC for Arduino Wish List

I've been thinking about creating a new Arduino-related product in order to support the community and hopefully to earn some extra money to help out around here (always useful). I have been doing embedded programming in C/C++/Assembler/Scripts for 3 decades, and am very familiar with AVR and ARM chips, plus have some experience with FPGAs. So I'm wondering what you would like to see, in terms of either new hardware, new software, support, or training, that would be worth purchasing, in your mind. R Programming Training | DataStage Training | SQL Training | SAS Training | Android Training | SharePoint Training

One thing that comes to my mind is a new Arduino board with multiple CPUs on it. I have researched and seen several attempts at simulated multithreading on Arduino, using either cooperative tasking or preemptive tasking (FreeRTOS), or even multicore via I2C or FPGA. How about a blazingly faster Arduino board? I saw one with the AT91SAM9G20, a CPU which I have used for years, but there are other ARM CPUs that can run at nearly 800 MHz.

But don't limit your thinking to CPUs. What would you like to see, that would be worth buying, in your mind?

Thanks for thinking...
Have a great week!

Page 1 of 2 All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/