14 maart 2011

You can find my blog on http://michel.clanzone.nl

11 oktober 2010

This is indeed the first post on my Blog.

As for most programmers would know the first program a programmer is probably Hello World!.
A simple application that will show the text Hello World! to the screen.

For now i can only say:

Hello World!

My name is Michel Drenthe.

From time to time i will post a blog item here. Espescial when i am inside China again.
The post itself will be most of the time in dutch (native language)

19 augustus 2009

First of all, I’ve decided to do this blog in English since so many of you do not read or speak any Dutch. I want to apologize beforehand for any abuse of the English language since I’m not a native speaker. This blog is meant for my co-workers, members of CHECK-IT, family, friends and anyone interested in CHECK-IT.
Therefore I would like to ask you to moderate your language: all of your comments will be read by everybody following this blog. If you have anything private to tell me, please do so by email or facebook.

I am Michel Drenthe and studying on Hogeschool Leiden.
Going to be a member of the CHECK-IT project.

The project is split in smaller project and as far as i now i will be doing the CRM(Customer Realtionship Management) system.
Cause we are the first group there there is also some setting ups to do there. So where going to set up a documentation system and a way to make back-up of the writen software.

18 augustus 2009

On tuesday the 18-08-2009 was the last day I would stay in Leiden before I leave to China.

As for the last day one of my room mates had prepared a big lunch. We had macaroni with mozzarella and tomatos also we had a plate with cucumber, tomatos and mozzarella and a bole with grapes. As desert we had some vanille and choclate ice cream.

Later that day I give the key of my room to my other room mate and some instruction how our internet works and how my radio clock works. Cause of the German renter of my room also wants to go on the internet and get up on time.

Then the moment of truth saying good bye for half a year. And my journey back to Leusden.

After waiting for a bus to bring me to the central station of Leiden.
The most worst tripe back to home started.
Some small information because of a technical failure of a communication system all the trains had some delay.

So i am standing on platform 5 waiting for the train I always take back to Leusden. Before i could make a picture it wend blanc and at the same time I get to hear that that train won’t going to bring me home.

Oke after waiting for 30 minutes finally a train that going to bring me to Schiphol. When I arrive at Schiphol again I have to wait for a train this time only 20 minutes this train brings me to Amersfoort without any problem only right before the station the train stops and have to wait 30 minutes before the train finally stops in Amersfoort itself.

In Amersfoort my dad was waiting till I would arrive and then we drove together to Leusden.
Yes @ home so now I can countdown until I leave to China.

14 juni 2008

Amazed installation what a disaster when you don’t use default installation folder of Microsoft Robotics dev Studio.

Solved it bij opening the project file in notepad and replaese all path that are pointing to default Microsoft directory to my installation directory.

When solved that problem I finaly can start the challange without errors. And starting to write a logica to get te robot to the end of the maze

9 juni 2008

After looking around on the website of Microsoft Robotics i noticed a link the tells me to rumble withe robots.

After clicking on the links it wants me to install Silverlicht (If nobody wants to install it, just force it)

After the short installation of the plug-in the website RoboChamps loads. Now I have ascess to all kind of challanges with some serios prices winnning a 3200 dollar robot for example.

The first challange avalibe is amazed (word jokes a-maze-d) the challange is to:

Your first challenge, should you choose to accept it, is Amazed.

You’ll program a robot to navigate its way from one end of a maze to the other.
Sounds simple you say?

Did we forget to mention the maze is populated with obstacles and traps? Perfect for those new to Microsoft Robotics Studio, this challenge provides grounding in key skills you’ll need throughout the competition.

Sounds fun isn’t it.

9 juni 2008

Now that i have installed the studio i just opend it and drag everything to the daigram no clue what to do with it.

After a couple a munits playing with it i wanted to make some progress so instead off playing mare and got to the libery of robotics studio after reading some stuff i wanted to see stuff. and so i went to the presentations of Robotics studio called learn on there site.

You can chouse at the learning part for reading a lot off stuff or just click the video presentation.
Every presentation takes about 60 min and are whise to open in Internet Explorer because it use some Windows media player plugins that makes it a lot easyer to skip ore rewind it back.

Within the presentation the explain al lot and even show you how to do it in the studio it self.

Ow and yes the want to promote the Xbox360 more so we get to see the Xbox360 controller often. Just by pressing the A button.

I am still watching the video’s and like the keep telling me how great the program is and that it works withe services and messages and dont have to do some advanced programming to get some divese to work.

The also explain the have a virtual part where you can easly simulate your code so you dont have to use the excepensie robots everytime to debug your code.

9 juni 2008
First things first.You have to download Microsoft Robotics studio first.
In de new way Microsoft wants everyone the generate code so this time they made there program free to download from the Microsoft Robotics site.

Now i have to mansion i don’t use XP anymore i run full on Vista 32bit on my desktop and laptop. So every error where i bump in to will also solved on a Vista machine (Just to make you now).

After downloading the off-line version I started the installation. Some wird path it chose to install it want me to isntall it in my profile and not in program files. I choose also not to install it in prgram files becaus everytime you want to execute a debug or virtual envirement i have to run it when administration permissions. So instead i installed in “C:ToolsRobotics Dev Studio 2008”

Why i mansion? i made the mistake on my laptop and had to reinstall the Robotics dev studio again to get ride of the permissions boxed or wird errors when not running white permissions.

End of installation.

Requirement the installation metion on my laptop