Programming writes the code to make our robot function and move.

Arduino Programming

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 …

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Computer Benchmarks

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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