This Fall we’ll be using Arduino microcontrollers to teach programming and also to cross-train with the electrical subteam. Microcontrollers are small computers that are well suited to electrical hacking. We’ll be writing little Arduino programs in C++, which is similar to the Java programming language we’ll use to program the big robots. We’ll have a few loner computers available, but […]
On a Friday in January after moving into our new location at the mall, our programming team figured out how to control last years robot with a guitar-shaped controller, known for its use in popular video games. After we learned to control our robot with the guitar, it became quite the team bonding experience. “It […]
Recently we worked on a Java benchmark program to measure the relative speeds of our computers. The program finds prime numbers, and will print out how many milliseconds were required to find the millionth prime. We all have a good idea about how fast our personal computers are, but it’s less obvious how consumer machines […]
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