If you havnt ever heard about it, vex is kinda cool to check out. http://www.vexrobotics.com/
Anyway i do the programming for a school robotics team of mine. These bots have a brain(cpu) that receives its own special programing, its a piece of cake drag and drop a few things and you have 4 motors running, a servo (think of a windshield wiper motor, only goes so far 180 degrees and back) and what ever. What im wondering is how do you program for other hardware. Stuff that is not already set up for idiots. Say I have a controller and I want the computer to receive input from it, or if i have a motor that I want to run at a certain speed for a certain amount of time. I am imagining all the electrical engineering here
thats not what is getting me, its that I have no clue how you would even go about setting up programs for something like this or if thats even what you would do.
Example: A fan that you want to run at a certain speed, so to get it to this speed you need to control the amount of electricity going to it.
If you can point me in the right direction I will be quite thankful.
Edited by Shadowdog1998, 24 April 2008 - 05:22 PM.