Let's Make Robots!

I REALLY like my FEZ Panda II !!!!

Soooooo, I got my new FEZ Panda II and I thought I might like it. I was right, I really do!

Basically, this Arduino sized board (compatible with some Arduino shields) is like the "FEZ Mini" on steroids! One of the many great things this board has is almost all the processor pins broken out to connectors that accept wires or shield pins. Other great items are a Micro-SD drive and a realtime clock. I did a firmware update without a problem. FEZ Mini programs are running just fine with an update to Panda II libraries.

C# and .NET Good websites area.

What would be great is to reserve a topic so everyone can put their favorite websites to share (LMR being first, of course!)

I have found an AWESOME website with lots of C# stuff and links to other great websites.

Everyone check out: http://www.csharptools.com/ you owe it to yourself!

The Tale of One Pleased Robot Owner

 

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this FEZ Mini Robot!

My coding in C# is rapidly improving and now I can do just about anything I want, it compiles (not even many warnings!) and runs great on the robot. The Microsoft emulator no longer puts out those error messages (as long as the hardware is attached to the system.)

When I started out I thought maybe I couldn't learn C# but I am happy to be wrong about that. I still have a LOT to learn in C#, but my desire to learn it is VERY strong.

It's true, FEZ is Fricking Easy! :-)

Work HERE on giving some of our robots emotions....

I am not sure why I decided to start this topic on thia area of the forum (other than the fact I REALLY enjoy my FEZZ Mini Robot!!!).

Do you want a robot that runs around the floor and its only job is to not collide with things (some robots do more)??? I want MORE than that! A rather simple simulation of emotion would be really cool and freak out your friends and neighbors!!! Its time for some AI !!!

Others, please join us and help this website do almost as much as some small AI laboratories have done.

I really like my FEZ Mini Robot.

I am totally ejoying my FEZ Mini Robot! I thought the C# code might be hard for me but I am really starting to like that language. It is a "shift" in ones thinking about writing a good program. Now I am sure I would "mix some things up" if I went back to programming on a Arduino.

No fears mate about the C# code running on the FEZ Mini, it works just fine. The build/deploy/debug procedure works, but it still holds a lot of secrets. (The FEZ Mini board sends back "Rebooting..." like your device is acting like small computer!)

Awesome website!

Yes, LMR IS an awesome website, but some may also be interested in one I found.

See: http://www.helloapps.com/index.html  All the files and tutorials for getting into MRDS.

"Microsoft Robotics Develpement Studio" (Covering both versions 3 and 4,)

This website covers all aspects of robot system modeling including mesh design and science.

(I have a book on MRDS, but trust me, this website is easy compared to the book.)

When you get a chance, check it out.