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Are there any books to learn how to program a axon ?
« on: April 17, 2012, 07:57:00 AM »
I am new to this embedded system i don't know how to program this axon but i am very interested in learning it .
please help me by referring some books to learn programming language...
please help me..........
Thank you in advance........

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Re: Are there any books to learn how to program a axon ?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 08:17:55 AM »
If you want to just learn to make the uC DO something, then following the tutorials on this site is the way to go.  Programming a uC by using webbotlib, for example, is much easier than doing it by hand, and if you're just learning I suggest you start there.

Later, once you've learned a lot and have a few robots under your belt, you can move into the advanced features of the uC, move away from the libraries, and have more control over your code.  But don't do that until you've done a bit of easy coding!

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Re: Are there any books to learn how to program a axon ?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 08:58:05 AM »
Actually i did one obstacle robot with PICAXE 28x1  uC using IR rage sensors.
PICAXE programming language is so easy and they provided even manuals to program the uC.
I am very much frightened by  seeing the sample programs of axon.
But I love robots , my aim is to make a humanoid robot but I don't know how to start please help me.............

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Re: Are there any books to learn how to program a axon ?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 09:06:53 AM »
As with everyone starting out in robots, my advice to you is to start small.  You said you already had some experience with an obstacle avoider, that's great.  Now that you know what that robot is supposed to do, you can start building an Axon version of it.

Humanoids are HARD.  Not impossible, but hard.  If that is your eventual goal, you'll have to accept that your timeline for it might be many years.  I still suggest starting super small.  You're not sure how to program an Axon?  Then maybe the first step is to get it to turn on an LED.  Then try to dim the LED and make it brighter.  Then get a motor moving (the software is the same, the circuitry is not).  Then make a base with wheels that moves around.  Then start sensor interfacing.  It's all in stages!

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Re: Are there any books to learn how to program a axon ?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 01:39:48 AM »
Watch this video - it's not as hard as you think ;D

How to Program Axon II in PD


It's explained again in fuller detail here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon/axon_getting_started_software.shtml

I recommend just downloading the software and trying it out. No need to buy anything to try it :)

 


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