Saturday, March 24, 2018

S3 Palm Sunday Procession

The Parallax S3 leads the Palm Sunday procession and plays "All Glory, Laud, and Honor!" Programmed using BlocklyProp - Code is here -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Women in Robotics

This is the 2017 list for International Women's Day! Click here.

The list did not include my friend Carol Lynn Hazlett. What a mistake!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Introduction to BlocklyProp Programming

Thanks to Jameco for sharing this article! While you are visiting, look at all the goodies Jameco sells. I got some of my very first electronics tools, testing equipment from them. Their catalog is a wonderful resource.

S3 Onboard OLED Sensor Observation Deck

It is possible to use BlocklyProp in ways not planned by Parallax. Blocks for the Propeller Activity Board can be downloaded and uploaded and appended to programs for the S3 (which has a simpler block set). This sort of use is experimental! Results are not guaranteed.

Doing so, I created this S3 BlocklyProp Onboard OLED Sensor Observation Deck - Line, Obstacle, & Light which uses blocks imported from BlocklyProp for the Propeller Activity Board.

The Observation Deck uses the OLED to display the Left and Right Line Sensor values, Obstacle Status for Left and Right (clear or blocked), and the Left, Center, & Right Light Sensor values. Values refresh in a loop.

See OLED Display with BlocklyProp on for reference. OLED pins - GND to GND, VCC to 3.3V, DIN to P0, CLK to P1, CS to P2, D/C to P3, RES to P4 on the S3 Hacker Port

BlocklyProp Code is #29065 and shared here - (low-res image below for length reference).

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Tough Challenge

Difficult in any language. Try, try again! Learning by failing (falling)...