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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Yes, I also wish that comments attached to blocks.  Is the Robolab software
also for NXT?

Sonya Shaver in Harrisonburg


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Mike Werling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Last year we started with this method of making parallel tracks before we
> realized how to use the turn feature in the move block.  I've always felt
> that this portion of the interface is a bit difficult (along with the fact
> that comments do not attach to blocks).
>
> I would like to hear from any users of Robolab if that tool is better/worse
> than the NXT software.  Has anyone done a comparison, or has experience that
> can determine if one might be better?
>
>
>
> Charles Aldridge wrote:
>
>> From the Common palette, drop a Move block onto a sequence beam.  Drop a
>>> second Move block below it but not on the sequence beam.  Starting at the
>>> second block depress the shift key and right mouse button and a wire spool
>>> image will appear.  By dragging your mouse, connect the spool to the upper
>>> sequence beam immediately before the Move block you inserted.  Set one Move
>>> block to B and the other to C and likewise one Move block to Forward and the
>>> other to Reverse.
>>>
>>> This is an example of parallel processing.  Also, you can use Motor
>>> blocks from the Complete palette to accomplish the same objective but with
>>> added functionality like ramping up/down the motor speed.
>>>
>>> Charlie Aldridge
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Haskins" <
>>> [log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 5:14 PM
>>> Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Programming problem
>>>
>>>
>>>  While on the subject of programming. My team, and subsequently I, have
>>>> not been able to figure out how to set the power and direction on two
>>>> motors independently. I know how to do this with the RCX software, but
>>>> I cannot figure this out using the NXT.
>>>>
>>>> Any pointers?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Haskins Family Farm
>>>> Middletown, VA
>>>> http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M20435
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