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Question on software

Post by hongkongfooey71 » Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:40 am

Hello all,<p>I was just wondering what the most common or most popular software or programming language that is used in the robotics industry. (Private and Comercial)<p>I know this may be tough to answer, as there are many compilers out there. <p>The reason for my question is, I am wanting to get into the hobby, and I have experience with "C", machine, and ladder logic programming.

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Re: Question on software

Post by Leviticus » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:52 pm

You would probably be best off starting with microcontrollers and using the programming language that is best compatible with the microcontroller of your choice.

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Re: Question on software

Post by Mike6158 » Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:04 am

Freeware- Microchip Website MPLab IDE is free. The environment is ASM<p>Free / Pay to Upgrade-
microEngineering Labs PICBasic and PICBasic Pro (have to buy an upgrade to get Pro). I use Pro and I like it. I haven't done anything with a Basic Stamp. What I've done has been with the PIC and it works fine.<p>That's the two that I know about...
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Re: Question on software

Post by Sambuchi » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:06 am

If you are good with programming in C. I would recommend using the MSP430 from Texas Instruments for the following reasons..
Samples are free and they provide over a 1000 sample codes for their chips.<p>I made a robot for my college last year and I used the MSP430 449<p>
click > Projects > Robot-IEEE<p>I have Pictures of the chip and some code I think…

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Re: Question on software

Post by bwts » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:24 am

Personally i like to stick to low level languages (assembley languages, machine code if u have an eye for it)as memory is usually an issue and higher level langauges tend to give inefficient code once compiled, also assembley langauge is much closer to what the device is actually doing although can be painful to debug if its a large program. I use PICs mostly and use Microchip,s ASM.
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