RobotC Lecture 1

RobotC Lecture 1 - Lego NXT & RobotC A warning - Going...

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Lego NXT & RobotC
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A warninge - Going forward, the RobotC questions on assignments HAVE to be done during the lab as we verify that your code is working during a “demo” - If you haven’t read the assignment before you show up, you WILL run out of time. ..
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Mechatronics -Introduction to Mechatronics - Discipline where Mechanical and Electrical Engineering intersect - From mechanical: the physical device, including the mechanics of movement - From electrical: actuators, sensors, power electronics and microprocessors - Lego NXT is an approachable system to learn about these topics
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Mechatronics - Why are you learning this? - Microprocessors interact with the physical world in virtually everything - Provides a means of examining programming and problem solving in a totally different context - Why not!? It’s Lego!!
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Mechatronics rocessor Sensors or Transducers Interface Convert to Digital Current or Voltage Processor Motors or Actuators Interface Convert to Analog
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Lego NXT Brick • Brick has: 32 bit microprocessor @ 48 MHz • 3 outputs for motors • 4 sensor inputs Picture: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-gb/history/default.aspx
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Lego NXT Brick • Each kit has 3 motors, 2 push buttons, 1 colour sensor,1 ultrasonic sensor and 4 buttons on the brick itself
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RobotC • A C based language designed to be used to program robotic kits such as Lego NXT
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