I'm starting visual basic, (Slight Update)
April 24, 2009
And the winner is... At least for now... Maybe... (I'm surprised)... is Processing. Huh? I played with VB, Perl and processing and I have to say first-off is they are all very similar and that's a good thing. That being said, Processing spoke to me the most. I think it felt a little more simple, user-friendly -maybe set-up for begginers more? --It felt more like Mac software and the others were more like PC software. I really like the ease of graphics and the inputs I.e. mouse etc. I have chosen as a "first big goal" to have walter send serial info from his wheel encoders to the computer and have the computer draw a map of the distance and direction traveled (wall-follow). I am re-working some sample code they have involving an arduino talking via serial to the computer. On that note, I am having some problems with that so keep your eyes out as I might be asking more questions in the near future.
I appreciate everyone's help on this one and if I didn't pick your suggestion, please don't be sore --I really did study all suggestions and this is simply where I landed.
I have decided to start playing with this visual basic stuff. I clicked through some of the top results for it on google including some labled "tutorial". To be honest, I was less than impressed with any of the "help" I found. If anyone is familiar with VB and can point me in any direction you think I should go, please do.
Really, this is a very open-ended question as I am just getting the tip of my toe wet on this one. Gimme anything you guys got on this one and assume I know nothing.
P.S. The First sorta direction I would like to go with this is some serial commands from computer to picaxe. --Oh, one more... Is there anywhere I can find a simple list of all the VB commands? I have not found one yet, or at least one that is not set-up where I can just "browse" it.