There’s no standard like your own standard Because more than one person can be working on the program of a MINDSTORMS robot at our school, International School Eerde, I devised a standard that every robot builder has to adhere to.
Real robots don’t drive straight This is the title of a publication by Fred G. Martin of the Computer Science department of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Basically, what he is trying to tell us is that sometimes we
Raspberry Pi Zero W Wow… I say again: wow… I keep getting amazed by the sheer size of credit-card sized computers. The newest one (that I know of) is the Raspberry Pi Zero W. See picture on there right. For
8 bit computer, solution for the microcode As I mentioned in this post, I was looking for a solution to program a couple of EEPROMs that are going to hold the microcode for my 8 bit computer. Using an Arduino
New version of MINDSTORMS There is a new version of MINDSTORMS out, version 1.3. It gives us the possibility to edit MyBlocks that we’ve been building before, when for example, we want to add a parameter, change the icon, things
8 bit computer, output module, problem solved Remember that annoying problem I spoke of? I solved it! It appears I had soldered two connections together by accident. Almost invisible, but still two outputs were connected, resulting in double displays on
8 bit computer, instructions and microcode When designing and building your own computer, you have to design and build your own instruction set as well. So that’s one of the things I’m doing right now. One of the functions of
8 bit computer, buildup status The status so far in pictures:
8 bit computer, Output Module complete Today I finished building and testing the Output Module for my 8 bit computer. See video and picture below.
8 bit computer, test the Output Module Today I hooked up my Output module – still on breadboard – to the signals from the PCB modules. As you can see in the video below, it works so far. At first,