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