Programming homebuilt devices

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by richifie, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. richifie macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    I need a programme for mac that can programme a mini robot i'm making,
    and for that matter, the thing that i'll put in my mini robot to control him. Oh and a tutorial on how to use both.

    So to sum up i need:
    the circuit i put in my mini robot to control it, and where to buy it
    the programme i need to programme the circuit i put in my device and where to download it, HAS to be for mac...
    and tutorials for both.

    Any of them would help.

    TYVM in advance,
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You realize this is the kind of project that can last several years, right?
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I suggest you look at Adruino but in all honesty it sounds like you'll have to step back quite a bit and learn some basics first.
  4. mags631 Guest

    Mar 6, 2007
    If you haven't already, you should consider one of the various microcontroller platforms that have the power / outputs / development tools necessary to do this relatively easily.

    For example:

    I own both of these (including a PIC programming kit and lots of PIC chips). Arduino is nice because its compiler is not online, whereas the mbed requires you to be on the internet to compile code for it.

    Also you'll need / want a motor controller / driver that works for the type of motors you'll be using. Take a look at Pololu for ideas what you might need.

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