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Tutorials for Mac
« on: June 23, 2008, 04:03:36 PM »
So recently I got a Macbook ( yes its awesome) and even though I dual boot windows xp and mac osx on it, I think that the tutorials should have a section for doing that tutorial on mac

I'll help out on this but I need some more guys who have a mac and are willing to help.

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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 04:19:10 PM »
Yeah, I think it would be a great idea.
I think I can help a bit, unfortunately I go to Morocco for the next 2 weeks so I'll be unable to help you since this date.
The only think I can't do atm ( except writing my own code from scratch :P) is compiling, anything else get a solution ( programmer, writing/editing program, flashing prog to the chip,...)
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 04:27:06 PM »
i got a macbook pro, but i'm very busy so we'll see.

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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 07:47:09 PM »
I'm using a MacBook Pro, soon to be new iMac; on the "want a new robot tutorial?" thread I queried for Mac tutorials.  As far as I know, Mac conversions of anything can be difficult.

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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 07:48:04 PM »
on the "want a new robot tutorial?" thread I queried for Mac tutorials. 

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thats what prompted me to create this topic


so can I count you in?
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 11:10:47 PM »
Terminal program for UART on a mac:

Open your terminal program under Applications -> Utilities

type in the command

screen /dev/tty.<name of your robots serial device> <baud rate>

for example, I use the BlueSMiRF Gold:
screen /dev/tty.MyRobot-SPP-1 57600



to Exit type:

Ctrl+a  AND THEN Ctrl+\

It will ask you if you really want to kill the session, select yes.



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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 11:12:38 PM »
So recently I got a Macbook ( yes its awesome) and even though I dual boot windows xp and mac osx on it, I think that the tutorials should have a section for doing that tutorial on mac

I'll help out on this but I need some more guys who have a mac and are willing to help.

Thanks



What do you use to dual boot? boot camp? parallels? or fusion by vmware?



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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 06:52:44 AM »
What, exactlty, kind of tutorials for macs you guys are looking for? I use all the 3 Oses and there is no difference between them.

->Mechanics: OS independent.
->CAD: -Solidworks is Windows only but I run it on linux through wine and I bet Parallels can do the same because Solidworks uses OpenGL
           -Google SketchUp is multi-plataform
           -Blender is multi-plataform
           -Other stuff is not as popular but parallels and wine can deal with them.
 
-> Electronics: OS independent
-> CAD: Eagle is multiplataform

-> Programing: -Lots of Atmel related stuff(compilers and writers) are usually multi-plataform
                     -PIC has mac os compilers as well
                      -Freescale controllers use Codewarrior wich is also multiplataform
                     -Reneasas controllers(SH and H8 series) also have multiplataform tools.
                     -There are dozens of full documented IDEs including Eclipse, Vim and Emacs for mac.
                     -If by any chance there is something not available on mac, parallels and wine can deal with them.

Honestly all tutorials available now are 100% compatible with macs. If the guy doesnt know how to use mac os then s/he should first learn how to use the computer and the start robotics.
And I am a little against having plataform specific tutorials because some dump readers might think that the knowledge in question only applies to that specific plataform. That is valid for any OS.
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008, 10:50:32 AM »
we are talking about not full tutorials , but modifications

like lets say for the AVR , instead of saying only for Windows download here, there would be a neat little link saying MacOSX download here.

Little modifications to instructions are needed to do something on a Mac when the instructions were writeen for windows
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008, 10:52:04 AM »
plus mac users needa good understanding of how to use terminal to program the AVRs and stuff
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2008, 02:30:15 PM »
on the "want a new robot tutorial?" thread I queried for Mac tutorials. 

lol

thats what prompted me to create this topic


so can I count you in?

Yeah count me in, and to Tsukubadasei, the authors of the tutorials need to make their tutorial compatible with Mac, i.e. using an IDE which is platform independent.

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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 09:32:11 PM »
plus mac users needa good understanding of how to use terminal to program the AVRs and stuff

Yeah I agree with you. That is also valid for windows users. Anyway i was just making a small point based on my opinion. You have all the right to write anything you want.

Yeah count me in, and to Tsukubadasei, the authors of the tutorials need to make their tutorial compatible with Mac, i.e. using an IDE which is platform independent.

Relax, my tutorial for the contest is 100% platform indepent. As I said before I dont like platform dependent tutorials.
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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2008, 01:26:04 AM »
Relax, my tutorial for the contest is 100% platform indepent. As I said before I dont like platform dependent tutorials.
When I said that I was referring to the tutorials offered by Admin.

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Re: Tutorials for Mac
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008, 11:50:22 AM »
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like lets say for the AVR , instead of saying only for Windows download here, there would be a neat little link saying MacOSX download here.
Just give me a heads up and I'll cross link them.

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