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Propeller Quickstart Buttons

Hey all, I broke down and bought a micro controller finally (aka finally had enough money for one).  I bought the Propeller Quickstart and have been figuring out how to program it in little bits and pieces off of the LEDs on it. There are however 8 "buttons" (actually resistive touch pads) that for the life of me I can't figure out how to use.  I downloaded their demo program that uses the buttons hoping to disect it but I think all the important bits are written in assembly and I have no idea what it means.

First blog post

I'm thinking this might be a better way to track what's going on with my bot (and me with robotics) rather then clutter up the bots page since not much of this is pertinent to the bot itself.  I am still working on it, and I have not disappeared... not that anyone would notice the new guy who never participates in anything leaving. :)

Background: Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to build a robot.  I actually tried a few times with nothing more then some cardboard boxes and permanent … Read more