robopro program Robo TX
Update of the original ROBO TX robot, now controlled by external hardware and software on the TXT Controller. The 3 motors, X, Y and Z axes already work manually. You can move the axes with mouse click on the PC screen. The external hardware is connected over an I2C bus. The basic functions are performed on the external hardware. The executive program is on the TXT Controller.
The robot must control a matrix wall with 64 holes. The pattern for filling is taken from a charactor rom. On the PC screen you can select the desired character. The character rom is located in the external hardware. Several types of rom can be mounted. Several drawings can be stored in this way. The external hardware transmits the pattern to the TXT controller via the I2C bus. This is 8 bytes, or 64 bits for a complete pattern. When all the steel balls have been placed in a wall by the robot, you get the same figure as on the screen. For the automatic placement, further software is currently being written on the TXT Controller.
The TXT Controller is very easy to program.