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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #270 on: July 24, 2008, 08:03:32 PM »


Drum rolls please...

I'm finally opening my Axon.

I'm so scared that it is going to fail the first time.

 


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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #271 on: August 11, 2008, 09:42:15 PM »
I know, its been awhile since my last upgrade . . . the newest upgrade has had lots bugs I'm still working out . . .

So I've decided to release a beta for those who are adventurous or can't wait for additional features :P

You can download the beta code here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon/axon_function_list.shtml

No promises that the new beta features work, or don't have bugs.

The new PWM functions *do* work however on pin H6 if you use the code here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon/axon_function_list.shtml#pwm

I'm still fixing the other PWM pins/commands. And I *think* all timers 0-4 work now, but haven't really tested them.



In other news, the Axon is selling fairly well. Sold tons in the first 2 weeks, none in the next 3 weeks (and I began to panic), then tons again after that. Selling a bit faster than I planned :)

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #272 on: August 12, 2008, 05:10:31 PM »
I was wondering, are there any discounts to a high school's robotics team?  xD 


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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #273 on: August 12, 2008, 05:25:42 PM »
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I was wondering, are there any discounts to a high school's robotics team?  xD

Nope. But you have a chance of winning one (or getting reimbursed) here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/free_robot_contest.shtml
(I run this contest twice a year)

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #274 on: August 12, 2008, 06:14:50 PM »
Yes, I have taken a look at that, but it's physically impossible for us to complete it (let's just say school is not yet in session xD)

I've been looking at some microcontrollers at other retailers, and I do have to congratulate you... This does seem very well thought out, well designed, and definitely a worthwhile add-on.  Now, I doubt I'd purchase this just yet- it all depends on the status of our grant applications, as well as the final project that we decide on...

Just one question though: 

If the Axon is connected to a sensor, will it be able to process the information gathered, and then determine what to do with it?  Or does the sensor itself have to process the raw data, and the Axon just collect that? 

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #275 on: August 12, 2008, 07:46:57 PM »
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If the Axon is connected to a sensor, will it be able to process the information gathered, and then determine what to do with it?  Or does the sensor itself have to process the raw data, and the Axon just collect that?
It can do either. Your choice.

For vision or GPS, you'd want the sensor to process it. But for like sonar or sharp IR's, the Axon would be best for processing.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #276 on: August 13, 2008, 05:44:45 AM »
What is the contest rewards for first, second and thirs place? Is Axon the first ?

Hopefully second and third place winners aren't allways the ones who got most cash to spend on the robot, making them most advanced, but also those who got good ideas, and can make them "stylish" and perhaps a bit funny  :D

And Kam427, if youre interested in robotics and youre friends (at your robotics team) why dont you work at a robot at youre free time/vacation? I did, alltough i made it alone i used the summer holliday ;)

By the way admin, do you have to have a member turtorial where you post all facts, or can i use my webpage to post documentation and pictures?
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #277 on: August 13, 2008, 05:53:12 AM »
http://www.societyofrobots.com/free_robot_contest.shtml


More cash does not mean more advanced  :P
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #278 on: August 13, 2008, 07:48:52 AM »
And Kam427, if youre interested in robotics and youre friends (at your robotics team) why dont you work at a robot at youre free time/vacation? I did, alltough i made it alone i used the summer holliday ;)

We are- we're currently in the design phase- working out the technical specifications, specifically what exactly we're going to use....

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #279 on: August 13, 2008, 09:59:29 AM »
http://www.societyofrobots.com/free_robot_contest.shtml


More cash does not mean more advanced  :P


True :P But if you got a little cash you can also afford more/better parts, if you cant build everything from scratch :)
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #280 on: August 18, 2008, 06:19:13 PM »
Hey Admin, you mentioned you had an Atmega2560 version of the board at some point, what made you go with atmega640?

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2008, 06:24:32 PM »
Hey Admin, you mentioned you had an Atmega2560 version of the board at some point, what made you go with atmega640?

price
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #282 on: August 21, 2008, 08:24:45 PM »
Ohwell, anyone try using two Axon's as servo controllers/sensor stations and controlling them from a PC or a hand held device?

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #283 on: August 25, 2008, 06:54:27 AM »
As anyone tried to use freeRTOS on the Axon MCU ? (or other RT Kernel that can perform Multi Tasking? )

What problems do i have to consider when adapting the freeRTOS ATMEGA32 project to the Axon ?

Thanks,

P.S.: My Axon Finally got out this morning of the Portuguese Foreign Customs :)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2008, 08:30:32 AM by PtMartins »

 


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