I've been interested in joining a local F.I.R.S.T program (robotics) next year, specifically the Software department.
The description from the website is:
Software is a computer based groups that designs the programs that run our computer to interact properly with the human driver. They also work very hard to design autonomous programs, and currently use C-based programming.
i'm interested in learning some C based programming over the next few months to prep for next year, but I'm clueless as to where to start. also, the only system I have available to me is a laptop with Mac OS X. will that matter? I know that my compiler here on mac os x would be gcc (incorporated in xcode) and when a few years ago I had an interest in C++ on windows I used Dev-C++. Will me being on a Mac hinder my ability to code, or will I be able to make programs that I can compile and run on a windows comp too?
also, any sort of help or direction for this project would be highly appreciated.