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High-function exploration platform, MacIntosh computer based with arm and iSight on Roomba
Using a
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Macintosh MacAXEpad Bug - "Hardware Not Found" when Programming Chip - how to fix

I just completed the basic construction of my Start Here robot and thought I would share something that drove me nuts. I searched and searched on this forum and couldn't find the answer to my problem. I found a solution burried on the Picaxe forum.

I was having the strangest problem. I could write out a simple little code and have the computer send it to the robot but when I tried to do more complex programs it would tell me that the hardware cannot be found.

Computer On Wheels Controller

Hi guys,
 
 
 
Since last week, I've been learning c++ and openFrameworks and creating a application to control any robot with a computer on it or, at least connected to one by someway.
 
It is supposed to be simple to implement and use.
You just need to run the application and program your robot to read the following chars and act corresponding to them:
  • 'w' to move forward;
  • 's' to mo

MacAxePad syntax error

Hi guys,

First post here.

I got the "How to make your first robot" 2.0 kit for my son and I am having problems.

I use an iMac 10.6 and MacAxePad software and I'm having this syntax error "s"

I cut and paste the following from the tutorial on this site, but it still doesn't work.

 

servo 0,

150 wait 2

 

 

I'm not normally working with gadgets like this, but I'm trying and it's slowly getting the best of me.

Controls arduino's Inputs and Outputs
UPDATE - 15 September 2010: Here is the second version.  No crossing lines this time, the digital pins are broken in two blocks, and the enumeration of them goes … Read more

My mac recognizes the usb cord as a modem, cant connect picaxe.

Hello all. I was wondering if anybody could tell me how i could connect to my robot? I have built everything, and downloaded the axepad for the intel based mac as well as the usb driver, when i restarted my computer and went to my network under system preferences, the computer recognized the usb as some sort of modem

it gave me the following configuration options.

Telephone number:

Account number:

Password:

 

Parallel port control for a Mac

Anyone have experience with controlling a parallel (8 or more lines) output on a Mac (OS X)? I want to control my CNC machine with a parallel interface but Macs don't have parallel ports anymore. I need to find a suitable replacement, but a serial port/MCU would drastically complicate things. Please help! What hardware should I get?

C Programming Software for Mac

Hello LMR. I have recently been introduced to programming in the C language. Do any of you know or reccommend any specific software for programming? I am using a Mac Leopard 10.5.7.....

Getting Started

I decided to chronicle my attempt at creating this robot to give hope to anyone out there who doubts their ability to do the same.

 I have zero experience with programming.  Zero experience with engineering.  Zero experience with anything even remotely (pardon the pun) related to robotics.  Also, though I am intensely curious about things, I'm not the smartest guy in the world by any means.

 In other words, if I can do this, anyone can do this. 

Picaxe - Now for Mac & Linux!

I am yet to try it, am downloading for the first time as I write, however, just released:

http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picaxe/ -> Software