Re: Loki Robot interface converted from PIC to Arduino
- DAVE let me know when you can make the quadrature encoder code for EZ-B
I NEED IT FOR A PROJECT TOO
--- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, "dshinsel@..." wrote:
> EZ-B is a great board, DJ has done a fantastic job with the software!
> I'd highly recommend it to anyone that is starting a new robot.
> I did not look deeply into the SDK; I'm not sure how much the EZ-B itself can be customized. I needed the board be able to read the custom quadrature decoders I made for Loki at high speed, to interface with multiple I2C devices including I2C-IT IR rangers and PFC8574 I/O expander chips (I have one in each arm, and in the head), and do things like blink Loki's eyes in stages automatically.
> Also, I decided to use Arduino for the interface, because I had received dozens of request for examples of using Arduino in a robot like Loki. Plus, I wanted to learn more about Arduino. I was really impressed at how easy Arduino is to use!
> So, both EZ-B and Arduino are great choices, it just depends what your goals are!
> -- Dave Shinsel
> --- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, "jamericanfreddy" wrote:
> > thats great work DAVE
> > Also how do you like the EZ-BOARD and comparing to pic micro or arduino board
> > --- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, "dshinsel@" wrote:
> > >
> > > After lots of requests for others wanting to use Loki's code and
> > > hardware designs, I have converted Loki's sensor interface from PIC
> > > processor to Arduino.
> > > Check out the new interface shield schematic and source code at:
> > > http://www.dshinsel.com/loki-electronics/
> > > (scroll to bottom for the
> > > new Arduino stuff) http://www.dshinsel.com/source-code-download/
> > >
> > > http://www.dshinsel.com/release-notes/
> > >
> > > This might also be useful for anyone wanting to create a PC application
> > > that needs to controls external hardware and get sensor feedback. Hope
> > > this is helpful for folks!
> > > -- Dave Shinselwww.dshinsel.comTwitter: @DaveShinselFaceBook: Loki-Robot
> > >