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Offline CoccinellaTopic starter

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choosing NXT driver
« on: February 07, 2010, 01:51:10 AM »

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I am building an XY-plotter, using lego mindstorms. This menas that I have to control 3 engines, (of with two will be indentical, X-axis, and the othert one will be the Y-axis movement), To do this I need a driver on the NXT, which will allow me to program in such a way that the robot will follow an image. I have found two that seem sutible, RobotC, which is C based, and Robolab, which is graphic based. Has anyone worked with these? Which is most sutible??

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Re: choosing NXT driver
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 04:46:25 PM »
I've used both.
Selecting any of the two must depend on your programming skill and budget.

IMHO, RobotC is far more superior to Robolab because of its debugger and the support for multitasking. I already knew C, so it was a perfect fit for me. It's not free, you have to buy a license to use it beyond the trial period (unless it came bundled with some robot you own).

Robolab is good for beginners and it's free (it should have came with your NXT). If you don't have any C programming experience this will be more suitable for you. The GUI is intuitive and simple. You should be up and running in no time.
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